Everleigh Recycling Centre closed

    The recycling centre closed on the 6th November

    Information from Wiltshire Council.

    It has been confirmed that Everleigh Household Recycling centre's last day open to the public will beTuesday 6 November.

    This follows Wiltshire Council's cabinet decision earlier this month to close the centre, following a public consultation and careful consideration of the responses and other factors.

    A number of factors influenced the final decision, including the amount of investment required to ensure the site continued to meet environmental standards, the fact the centre received significantly fewer visitors compared with all other Wiltshire household recycling centres, and the need to make savings. The availability of alternative sites also means the closure will impact fewer residents than closing any of the other sites.

    There are three neighbouring sites  Marlborough, Devizes, and Amesbury, which residents who previously used Everleigh HRC can access.

    At the time of confirming the closure earlier in October, Bridget Wayman, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for waste, said: "This decision wasn't taken lightly and we apologise to anyone disappointed about the closure. The consultation was useful and has been an important part of this process. But in analysing the feedback there simply wasn't a compelling enough argument to spend the money required to keep the centre open.

    "We have carefully weighed up all the options available to us and analysed all the data, and feel this is the most sensible outcome. We have other centres in the area for people to use and we collect more recyclable material at the kerbside than ever before.

    "This decision does not change the fact that we remain fully committed to recycling as much waste in Wiltshire as possible."

    The decision was made at Wiltshire Council's cabinet meeting on 9 October, and was deemed to have been confirmed on 19 October after the necessary call-in period had expired.

    The nearest alternative sites are:-

    Amesbury -SP4 7RX

    Devizes - SN10 2EU

    Marlborough - SN8 4AN

    "This decision wasn't taken lightly and we apologise to anyone disappointed about the closure. The consultation was useful and has been an important part of this process. But in analysing the feedback there simply wasn't a compelling enough argument to spend the money required to keep the centre open"

    Bridget Wayman, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for waste

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