Change in opening hours at Warwickshire’s Household Waste Recycling Centres

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FROM Monday there will be a change of opening hours at recycling centres in Warwickshire.

All sites, apart from the part-time opening at Stockton, will remain open seven days a week but with weekday reductions to six hours per day as part of the county council’s budget savings.

Following public consultation, the new arrangements will commence on Monday (January 9) at all sites except Judkins in Nuneaton which is run by a contractor and will change on April 1.

The last admission to the sites is listed below. The sites will fully close 15 minutes later. If on site before “last entry time”, residents will have time to recycle and dispose of their waste. The new gate opening and closing times will be:

Winter

Monday to Friday – 9.30 to 15.15 (apart from Stockton which is only open on Monday and weekends) Saturday and Sunday – 8.30 to 16.15 (apart from Shipston which shuts at 12.15)

Summer

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 9.30 to 15.15 (apart from Stockton which only opens on Mondays and weekends) Wednesday – 9.30 to 18.15 (apart from Stockton which is closed and Shipston closes at 15.15) Saturday and Sunday – 8.30 to 17.45 (apart from Shipston which shuts at 12.15)

Opening hours may vary during holiday periods.

Cllr Alan Cockburn, Portfolio Holder for the Sustainable Communities said: “Following the consultation in the summer we have tried to meet the savings required and minimise the impact upon the public by keeping all nine sites open, keeping weekend opening the same as before, opening later one evening a week, working with the third sector and improving the on site re-use shops.

“In addition, to meet our savings we also need all residents to sort their waste carefully before visiting the sites to maximise the amount of waste we recycle and reduce the expensive landfill bill we pay for the general rubbish.”

Warwickshire County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres are at Grendon (North Warwickshire), Judkins (Nuneaton), Shipston, Hunters Lane (Rugby), Cherry Orchard (Kenilworth), Princes Drive (Leamington), Stockton, Burton Farm (Stratford) and Wellesbourne.

Please visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/hwrc for more information.