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Chairman officially opens new recycling centre

Image representing Chairman officially opens new recycling centre

2 May 2019

Image of people outside new recycling centre in NewtownNewtown's new household waste recycling centre has been officially opened by the Chairman of Powys County Council.

Cllr David Meredith officially opened the centre at its new location on the Dyffryn Industrial Estate yesterday (Wednesday, May 1).

The site was 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 is now open.

"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.

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