Green motion prompts County Council rethink on Recycling Centres

Surrey County Council will now explore alternatives to closing four Community Recycling Centres and reducing the opening hours of the others, thanks to a motion tabled by Green County Councillor Jonathan Essex at the Council meeting on 11 July.

Cllr Essex said: “I am pleased that my motion was passed and that the County Council has agreed to explore alternatives to closing four Community Recycling Centres.

“Achieving a 70% recycling rate across Surrey could create up to 200 jobs and in the process save up to £8 million a year in disposal costs. That is why it is so important for the County Council to do everything it can to support residents in helping them to recycle more.

“Community Recycling Centres in Surrey are appreciated and well used by residents – the four threatened with closure had an average satisfaction rate of 79%. I look forward to seeing the results of the consultation in August as it clear to me that these vital services should be retained in order to save the County Council money and to protect the environment.”

A link to the motion is here (Item 8 ii): https://mycouncil.surreycc.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=121&MId=5098&Ver=4

More information on the potential increase in jobs through higher recycling rates can be found here: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52005DC0666&from=EN

The satisfaction rates for the CRCs can be found here (p28): https://mycouncil.surreycc.gov.uk/documents/s25461/EPEH%20CRC%20Savings%20Report-%2021%20October%202015.pdf

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

*
*