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Five-day closure of Hempsted Household Recycling Centre in May

Published
25.04.2017

From 8th – 12th May, Hempsted Household Recycling Centre in Gloucester will be closed for work to accommodate more traffic and reduce queues.

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The changes will take effect in June and are being made in response to customer feedback and increased use.

Work includes extending the upper road area and creating a multiple lane traffic system, as well as increasing the boundary size to accommodate heavy vehicles. The plans will also make it possible for a reuse shop to be added in the future.

Alternative recycling facilities are available at Fosse Cross, Wingmoor Farm and Pyke Quarry, however residents may prefer to plan their visit before or after the closure dates to avoid queues at other sites.

The full list of household recycling centres is available on www.recycleforgloucestershire.com

Roger Smith, contracts manager for Gloucestershire County Council’s joint waste team said: “Hempsted is the busiest household recycling centre in Gloucestershire. We have listened to feedback from users of the site and are making these changes to address queuing times.

“Temporary closures are necessary for work to go ahead safely, but have been kept to a minimum. I would like to thank residents for their patience and cooperation.”