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New household waste recycling centre to open next weekend

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18 April 2019

Image of new household waste recycling centre in NewtownNewtown's new household waste recycling centre will be opening its gates for the first time next weekend, Powys County Council has announced.

The new site, which is owned by the council is located on the Dyffryn Industrial Estate, will open at 10am on Saturday, April 27.

The site has been developed by Contractors Alun Griffiths Ltd and the service will continue to be provided by Potters Waste Management on behalf of the Council.

Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Recycling and Waste, said: "I'm delighted that our new household waste recycling centre in Newtown will be opening for the first time next weekend.

"The new centre will be a considerable improvement on the current site in the town as it is purpose built and designed to improve traffic flow and make it easier for residents to recycle their waste.

"Our investment in this new site is part of our long-term plans to secure strategic recycling and waste facilities across the county and complements the other council owned sites in Brecon, Llandrindod Wells, and Lower Cwmtwrch near Ystradgynlais. Having household waste recycling centres in our ownership helps secure this valued service. 

"Household waste recycling centres are an important contribution to achieving the Welsh Government's ambitious target to recycle at least 70 per cent of waste by 2025."

Although the service will be operating from a new location, the opening hours will not change. The opening hours are:

  • Monday - 9am-5pm
  • Tuesday - 9am-5pm
  • Wednesday - 9am-5pm
  • Thursday - Closed
  •  Friday - Closed
  • Saturday - 10am-4pm
  • Sunday - 10am-4pm

Householders who want to use commercial vehicles to take their domestic waste and recycling to the new facility will still need to apply for commercial vehicle and trailer (CVT) permits from the council and can do so by visiting www.powys.gov.uk/recycle.

The current site at Wern Ddu Lane will close on Wednesday, April 24 at 5pm.

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