Council confirms closure of three household waste recycling centres


Cheshire East Council agreed a budget for 2024/25 on 27th February.

As part of the essential savings measures for this year, and due to increasing operating costs, the emergency reduction of household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) in the borough has been agreed.

Four sites will remain open in Alsager, Crewe, Macclesfield and Knutsford.

The emergency closure of Bollington, Poynton and Middlewich HWRCs is currently targeted to take place in the next two to three months.

A Council spokesperson said "The council is working to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible and as part of this, will be putting in place mitigation measures."

These will include later mid-week evening opening hours at its four core sites, and the introduction, on a trial basis, of a mobile household waste recycling service for residents in the Bollington, Poynton and Middlewich areas.

A Council spokesperson added "The final details of these mitigation measures continue to be developed but will be timed to go live at the same time to limit any disruption as much as possible.

"Further information will be shared by the council over the coming weeks. For now, all HWRCs in Cheshire East can be accessed as normal.

"The council will be engaging with town councils to explore opportunities for working in partnership to support HWRC services in their local areas."



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Alan Moon
Wednesday 27th March 2024 at 7:33 pm
I remember that when the Wilmslow tip closed, it was going to be replaced by one on the bypass. It did not happen. Nothing changes.
Simon Atkins
Thursday 28th March 2024 at 7:11 am
More fly tipping will be the result of this and then the council will moan about cleaning that up.

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