Recycling centre staff are digging new waste handling kit

Warwickshire County Council is working to increase recycling capacity at centres across the county with the introduction of new JCB waste handling machines.

The new machinery is being rolled out at Hunters Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre in Rugby and is used to compact waste. Along with the new machinery, drivers will also receive additional training so they can compact and ultimately fit more recycling into each skip.

JCB won the competitive tendering process to supply four machines to the Warwickshire network of recycling centres. The three remaining machines will be delivered later in the autumn to Lower House Farm, Dordon; Princes Drive, Leamington and Burton Farm, Stratford.

Councillor Heather Timms, portfolio holder for environment and heritage & culture said:

“We are delighted to see the arrival of the new JCB machinery at household waste recycling centres across Warwickshire.

“Our recycling centres are there for our residents, providing a convenient way for them to dispose of waste and recycle and the new machinery and training will mean that we can fit even more recycling into our skips.”

Visitors to Warwickshire’s nine recycling centres are also reminded that winter opening times run from the 1st of October to the 31st of March, with last admission at the following sites at 3.15pm on weekdays and 4.15pm weekends:

  • Cherry Orchard, Kenilworth
  • Burton Farm, Stratford
  • Princes Drive, Leamington Spa
  • Hunters Lane, Rugby
  • Wellesbourne
  • Lower House Farm, Atherstone
  • Judkins, Nuneaton

Stockton recycling centre will be open on Mondays from 9.30am to 3.15pm (closed Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday), and from 8.30am to 4.15pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Shipston recycling centre will be open weekdays 9.30am to 3.15pm, and 8.30am to 12.15pm on weekends.

For further details of Warwickshire recycling centres visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk//householdrecyclingcentres