Salisbury Plain household recycling centre could close

Everleigh Household Recycling Centre Wiltshire Council

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 12:57pm 13th June 2018.

Everleigh's tip could be shut to try and save Wiltshire Council money, as it's the county's least used centre.

One of local household recycling centres could be set for closure, in an effort to save WIltshire Council money.

The tip at Everleigh on Salisbury Plain is being earmarked to shut, with a public consultation now underway for the next 12 weeks.

Wiltshire Council tell us the centre is the 'least used' in the county.

They've been carrying out 'regular monitoring visits' there and found it was used 38,475 times between October 2016 and September 2017.

That's compared to an average of 80,000 visits to all the other household recycling centres in Wiltshire.

They also found the amount of waste taken to the Everleigh dump was the lowest, with the smallest proportion of rubbish diverted away from landfill too.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

A closure would save Wiltshire Council around £143,000 a year as well as another £100,000 that would need to be spent on site to make improvements to the infrastructure there.

Bridget Wayman, cabinet member for waste, said:

"Wiltshire has a network of household recycling centres offering reasonable access to residents across the county and we are very proud that we are still in a position to offer this network. We do monitor how cost effective the sites are; particularly given the other pressing demands on the council's budget.

"Everleigh is the least used site and taking into consideration the investment that the site needs to meet requirements, we are proposing that this site closes. We have set out the options for residents to consider and to comment on. Once we have collated and considered the feedback from the consultation, we will make a decision on the way forward for this site."

We can have our say on whether the site should stay open at Everleigh until September 3rd.

You can get involved in that on the Wiltshire Council website.

Once the consultation's over, the comments will be assessed before a final decision's made by the authority's cabinet.

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