Posted on Friday 19th August 2022
Simon Tagg, pictured, said: "We promised we would invest in our recycling centres."
Burntwood Household Waste recycling centre is closing temporarily for a six-week upgrade and refurbishment.
It will close from the 17th September until late October, while Staffordshire County Council spends £50,000 on resurfacing, traffic line re-painting and other maintenance and improvements.
The investment follows the return of the Household Waste Recycling Centres to Staffordshire County Council management in April 2022, with the authority promising improved facilities and more sophisticated recycling methods.
Simon Tagg, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Infrastructure and Climate Change, said:
When we brought the service back in-house, we promised we would invest in the future of our recycling sites to make the service better for residents and to help reduce the county’s carbon footprint to net zero by 2050.
Burntwood Recycling Centre is the first of our 14 sites to benefit from this investment and I am looking forward to seeing the finished result.”
The Burntwood Household Waste Recycling Centre takes 36 different types of materials for recycling, including garden waste, wood and timber, batteries, electronic and electrical equipment, textiles furniture and many more.
Residents recycle almost 2,000 tonnes of waste each year at the site.
Throughout the temporary closure, residents can recycle their household waste at the nearby Lichfield or Cannock Household Waste Recycling Centres, which will be open as usual.
More information can be found at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/recyclingcentres