Changes and charges for Street, Dulcote and all Recycling Centres
By NickCaterSWP | Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 12:16
Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) will introduce reduced hours and new charges for tyres, soil, rubble, and gas bottles at all Recycling Centres and Community Recycling Sites from Monday 4 April.
The changes are part of a comprehensive savings package agreed by SWP’s governing Board to help it meet a funding reduction of £1.9 million over two years required by Somerset County Council.
A pay-per-use fee of £2 will also be introduced on Monday 4 April to keep open the four Recycling Centres that were at risk of closure: Coleford, Crewkerne, Dulverton and Middlezoy. The visitor fee requires a change in their legal status to become Community Recycling Sites.
All Recycling Centres and Community Recycling Sites will be open 40 hours a week year-round, with each centre shut two days a week on a staggered rota so half remain open.
The new charges for residents will range from £6-£35 for various sizes of gas bottles; £3.30-£4.20 for car tyres and £45.60 for “general commercial” tyres; and £2.90-£116 for soil or rubble.
See below for details of the new hours and charges, which will shortly be advertised in local press and are also available from each Recycling Centre and Community Recycling Site, on the SWP website at http://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk or by calling Somerset Direct on 0845 345 9188.
Opening Hours for Recycling Centres and Community Recycling Sites
Timetable A (Castle Cary, Cheddar, Coleford CRS, Crewkerne CRS, Dulverton CRS, Middlezoy CRS, Street, Wellington, Williton)
Timetable B (Bridgwater, Chard, Dulcote, Frome, Highbridge, Minehead, Somerton, Taunton, Yeovil)
A Coleford CRS (£2 fee) – Newbury Lane BA3 5RU - Timetable A
B Dulcote – Dulcote Hill BA5 3PZ
B Frome – Manor Furlong, Manor Road BA11 4RN
A Street – Farm Road (A39) BA16 0BB
B Bridgwater – Saltlands Avenue, Chiltern Trinity TA6 3JG
A Cheddar – Wedmore Road BS27 3EB
B Highbridge – Isleport Business Park, Bennett Rd TA9 4PW
A Middlezoy CRS (£2 fee) – Greylake (off A361) TA7 9BP
A Castle Cary – Dimmer, Dimmer Lane BA7 7NR
B Chard – Beeching Close TA20 1BB
A Crewkerne CRS (£2 fee) – Blacknell Lane Ind. Est. TA18 7HE
B Somerton – Bancombe Road Industrial Estate TA11 6SB
B Yeovil – Artillery Road, Lufton Trading Estate BA22 8RP
B Taunton – Crown Industrial Estate, Priorswood TA2 8QY
A Wellington – Poole Brickworks, Nynehead TA21 9HW
A Dulverton CRS (£2 fee) – Brushford Road TA22 9AA
B Minehead – Mart Road Industrial Estate TA24 5BJ
A Williton – Roughmoor Industrial Estate TA4 4RA
Charges (inc. VAT)
Per Bottle (5kg) £6.00
Per Bottle (10 -20kg) £12.00
Per Bottle (specialist cylinders) £35.00
Soil & Hardcore
Per Bag (up to 50kg) £2.90
Small Van or Trailer (250kg) £14.50
Medium Van or Trailer (500kg) £29.00
Large Van or Trailer (one tonne) £58.00
Lorries or Trailer (over one tonne) £116.00
General commercial £45.60
Somerset Direct 0845 345 9188