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Everleigh household recycling centre will close.

June 22, 2018 7:12 AM

Questions have been raised by local organisations about the closure and the phoney consultation* currently underway.

Details in the Environment Committee agenda see supplement 2.

The Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) were set up by the pre-2009 councils as a service to the public. The different ethos of Wiltshire Council means they're now seen as commercial liabilities. The first one to close will be Everleigh near Pewsey. The site has been run down in recent years and is now the smallest in terms of tonnage of material received and number of visits, so Wiltshire Conservatives have decided to close it.

The public consultation began on 11 June and will run for a 12 week period until 3 September.

WC claims the annual savings made by axing the centre will be about £100,000.

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* This is how WC does consultations:

WC: "We're going to close your recycling centre. Do you think that's a good idea?"

Everybody: "NO!"

WC: " Following extensive consultation with local residents we're going to close your recycling centre. Thanks to everyone who took part in the very worthwhile and meaningful consultation process"