Councillors have made the difficult decision to close the two centres, which are owned and operated by FCC Environment on behalf of the council, when
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their current contracts expire on 31 March 2016.
Cllr Reg Shore, Executive Member for Waste and Recycling, says:
“Our funding from central government is reducing and we need to scale back our spending on services by £170 million over the next four years. As part of this, waste services needs to play its part by cutting its annual waste and recycling budget by £400,000.
“Our policy is to make sure that 95% of residents are within a 12 mile radius of a recycling facility, and the closure of these two facilities won’t affect that. Additionally, these sites are not owned by the council and both would require investment by the council to make improvements.