Posts Tagged ‘Household recycling centre’

Christchurch HRC temporary closure

22 November 2010

Recycling board at HRCs (large version)Just to make you aware Christchurch household recycling centre (HRC) at Wilverley road will be temporarily closed all day Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 November. It will re-open as usual at 9am on Friday.

This is to allow us to carry out essential maintenance works at the site including relining parking bays, painting, general repairs to steps and recycling containers, thorough cleaning, and landscape maintenance. It is part of a planned programme of works taking place across each of our HRCs over coming months.

During the closure you can take your waste to the Brook Road facility, Wimborne as an alternative.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the closure.

HRCs change to winter hours

3 November 2010

Cardboard recycling (large version)Just a reminder to let you know that our household recycling centres (HRCs) have reverted to winter opening hours. From now until 31 March 2011, sites will be open from 9am to 5pm.

HRCs are open every day of the year except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. You can recycle a range of materials including batteries, cardboard, cans, electrical goods, fluorescent tubes, bottles, textiles and garden waste.

Over the coming months, we will also be starting a programme of essential maintenance works at each of the sites in turn. To enable us to do the work we will close a site for three days at a time. The maintenance programme kicks off in late November and runs to April 2011. You can find out when your nearest HRC will be closed for these works here.

Weymouth HRC closing early today

18 August 2010

Just to remind local residents that Weymouth Household Recycling Centre, which is on Preston Beach Road, will be closing at 4pm as opposed to 6pm today. This is due to the Weymouth Carnival taking place and closure of the road along Preston beach front.

Weymouth HRC closing early

11 August 2010

Can recycling (large version)On Wednesday 18 August Weymouth Household Recycling Centre, which is on Preston Beach Road, will be closing at 4pm as opposed to 6pm. This is due to the Weymouth Carnival taking place and closure of the road along Preston beach front.

Local residents wishing to deposit materials at the facility on Wednesday are asked to make their trips prior to 4pm. The facility will be open as normal from Thursday 19 August.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Make recycling your goal this World Cup

22 June 2010

Playing sports (large version)With two major sporting tournaments in full swing this week, a mountain of extra waste will be ‘served up’ across the county as we cheer England on in the World Cup and enjoy watching Wimbledon.

Now is the perfect time to make recycling your goal this summer. Lots of extra cans, beer bottles and soft drink bottles, as well as newspapers and cardboard packaging will be generated while we keep track of the latest matches.

The good news is it can all be recycled, so we’re encouraging you to help the environment by making good use of your kerbside collection service, local mini recycling banks and nearest household recycling centres.

More recycling information can be found here.

A chance to have your say on HRCs

28 May 2010

Fridge recycling (large version)

This summer, you have the chance to give your views on the county council’s 11 household recycling centres (HRCs).

Throughout June and July, market research staff will be visiting each HRC carrying out face-to-face customer satisfaction surveys about the current recycling facilities and the level of service provided.

You will be asked for feedback on all aspects of the service including the range of recycling facilities available, reuse areas, cleanliness and maintenance of the sites and your overall satisfaction with the level of customer service provided.

The survey is also available online, so please take five minutes to complete it.

We welcome your feedback.

Residents flocked to public exhibition

26 May 2010

Bridport public exhibition day (large version)

Thank you to everyone who came along to the public exhibition and gave their views on the seven short-listed sites for a new waste management centre in the Bridport area. More than 400 residents attended.

It was a chance to find out more about the sites, talk to consultants and staff about the advantages and constraints of each location and learn more about the site selection and evaluation process.

Residents’ feedback on the sites will be reviewed and incorporated into the final stage of assessment in the search to find the most suitable site for a new waste management centre for the area.

If you were unable to get to the exhibition, the information boards displayed at the event are available online.

Lilac Farm short-listed

12 May 2010

Lilac Farm (large version)Lilac Farm has been added to the short-list of sites for a new and efficient household recycling centre and waste transfer station in Bridport.

Lilac Farm lies to the east of the Green Lane site and has direct access off the A35. It was identified as a result of a general enquiry into the availability and ownership of the Green Lane site and will join six short-listed sites for more in-depth evaluation.

The seven short-listed sites are:

  • Broomhills Farm
  • Eype Junction
  • Gore Cross North of Watford Lane
  • Green Lane
  • Lilac Farm
  • Miles Cross 1
  • Miles Cross 2

You can find out more about these sites at a public exhibition on Friday 21 May (11am to 6pm) and Saturday 22 May (9:3am to 12:30pm) at Bridport Town Hall.

Switch to summer hours

11 May 2010

Recycling board at HRCs (large version)As we start to enjoy longer, lighter evenings, our 11 household recycling centres (HRCs) have switched to summer opening hours. From now until 31 October 2010, sites will be open from 9am to 6pm.

During the spring and summer months our HRCs stay open longer to give you an opportunity to recycle your waste after work.

Find your nearest HRC here

Information days in Bridport

23 April 2010

Bottle recycling (large version)We will be holding public information days at Bridport Town Hall in May. These are a chance for you to find out more about the proposals and short-listed sites for an integrated waste management centre in the Bridport area.


  • Friday 21 May, 11am to 6pm
  • Saturday 22 May, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Find out more about the sites under consideration, the Bridport Waste Management Facility Review of Alternative Sites Stage 1A report and talk to county council staff about the next stage of review.

We hope to see you there.

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