Ross on Wye Town Plan Progress Group

 

 

28. Recycling Centre Opening Hours

 
To increase the hours that the waste disposal site in Ross is open.
 

73% of respondents to the questionnaire thought the waste disposal site on Station Street should be open longer. There were a variety of suggestions as to when the longer opening should be. It is too early to say what impact the newly introduced wheelie bin recycling arrangement will have.  Daily opening could reduce the incidence of small-scale fly tipping.

 
Issue

To increase the hours that the waste disposal site in Ross is open.

Action

Ross Town Council (RTC) to approach Herefordshire Council (HC) with these concerns. Request additional opening hours. Publicise further the benefits of home composting. Request feasibility investigations of a garden waste composting scheme, possibly linked to allotments/community garden. Leominster is hoping to become the first town to have a community owned and operated anaerobic digester in Britain, could we not do the same? A Transition Town Group has recently been set up in Ross.  Invite it to explore this.

Responsibility

RTC, HC, Environability, Transition Ross.

Priority

High priority

 Progress To Date:
 
June 2013

Following Herefordshire Council financial problems caused by central government mismanagement, it is highly unlikely that increased recycling centre opening hours can be funded for several years.

May 2011

Town Clerk has written to HC.  Correspondence ongoing.

 

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