Funding for localised Household Recycling Centre provision agreed
Following a Welsh Government review of the Council’s Household Recycling
service, a report was presented to the Council’s Environment Overview and
Scrutiny Committee in May.
The report recommended a reduction in the number of current sites to three
strategically placed sites that were modern and fit for purpose. It was clear
from a public consultation exercise, undertaken at the time, and feedback to
the report from both residents and the local members that they wanted a more
In response, the Council’s Cabinet requested officers to look at a five site
option that balanced the expectations of the communities and met the need for
the Council to meet challenging statutory recycling targets. Capital funding
has been approved by Welsh Government to support the changes that include major
redevelopment of 2 existing sites, Nercwys and Buckley. The refurbishment at
each site will include clear step-free access and improved traffic management
along with an increase in recycling opportunities.
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Waste,
Councillor Kevin Jones, said:
“The Council has listened to the public, the site improvements will deliver an
improved customer experience with a greater emphasis on reuse and recycling
that will help us in meeting the statutory recycling targets set by Welsh
To secure the Welsh Government funding the redevelopment works need to be
completed by March. The plans showing the changes will shortly be submitted as
part of a planning application. The proposals will also be displayed at each of
the 2 sites for the public to view and comment on.