Essex recycling centres could close

Recycling centres could close

Recycling centres could close

First published in News Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

RECYCLING centres may close as part of a review by County Hall.

Essex County Council currently spends £6.4million a year running 21 centres.

However the authority says need for the centres has dropped as kerbside recycling has increased over recent years. In addition it says some older sites may no longer meet the needs of a modern recycling centre.

A survey of Essex residents asking how they use recycling services is launched today and runs until Sunday April 20.

To complete the survey visit the county council website or pick up a paper copy at libraries and recycling centres.

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7:48am Mon 27 Jan 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

More cuts and more ££££££ for the already fat cats ! Kerb side recycling ???
Tendring do not take glass. No one collects rubbish from home improvements. Last week a neighbour put out a carboaed box approx 2 x 1.5 x 0.5 metres.....but it wasnt taken because it had a small piece of polystyrene 30 x 50 x 20 cms in it ! The box ended up in the road , a main route to the local primary school ! Jobsworth. Well , with half the street lamps being turned off...flytipping will be on the increase !!!
More cuts and more ££££££ for the already fat cats ! Kerb side recycling ??? Tendring do not take glass. No one collects rubbish from home improvements. Last week a neighbour put out a carboaed box approx 2 x 1.5 x 0.5 metres.....but it wasnt taken because it had a small piece of polystyrene 30 x 50 x 20 cms in it ! The box ended up in the road , a main route to the local primary school ! Jobsworth. Well , with half the street lamps being turned off...flytipping will be on the increase !!! SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: 41

8:22am Mon 27 Jan 14

Eric the Red says...

SOMETHING2SAY wrote:
More cuts and more ££££££ for the already fat cats ! Kerb side recycling ???
Tendring do not take glass. No one collects rubbish from home improvements. Last week a neighbour put out a carboaed box approx 2 x 1.5 x 0.5 metres.....but it wasnt taken because it had a small piece of polystyrene 30 x 50 x 20 cms in it ! The box ended up in the road , a main route to the local primary school ! Jobsworth. Well , with half the street lamps being turned off...flytipping will be on the increase !!!
Yes - pennywise and a pound foolish, as the scumbags will just flytip - which will cost a fortune to clear up..............IF they bother!
[quote][p][bold]SOMETHING2SAY[/bold] wrote: More cuts and more ££££££ for the already fat cats ! Kerb side recycling ??? Tendring do not take glass. No one collects rubbish from home improvements. Last week a neighbour put out a carboaed box approx 2 x 1.5 x 0.5 metres.....but it wasnt taken because it had a small piece of polystyrene 30 x 50 x 20 cms in it ! The box ended up in the road , a main route to the local primary school ! Jobsworth. Well , with half the street lamps being turned off...flytipping will be on the increase !!![/p][/quote]Yes - pennywise and a pound foolish, as the scumbags will just flytip - which will cost a fortune to clear up..............IF they bother! Eric the Red
  • Score: 36

8:27am Mon 27 Jan 14

hughie-s says...

I clicked on the link and smelt a rat. Is this survey going to end up with a charge being introduced..........
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We are accepting trade waste at two recycling centres as part of a pilot scheme
The fees charged for disposing of trade waste during the trial will be as follows (prices exclude VAT):

Non-recyclable unsorted waste and plasterboard /Pre-sorted recyclables /Green garden waste
Small cars £30 /£15/ £10
Large cars, car-derived vans and MPVs, 4x4s, and cars with trailers £40/ £25/ £15
I clicked on the link and smelt a rat. Is this survey going to end up with a charge being introduced.......... .................... .................... ....... We are accepting trade waste at two recycling centres as part of a pilot scheme The fees charged for disposing of trade waste during the trial will be as follows (prices exclude VAT): Non-recyclable unsorted waste and plasterboard /Pre-sorted recyclables /Green garden waste Small cars £30 /£15/ £10 Large cars, car-derived vans and MPVs, 4x4s, and cars with trailers £40/ £25/ £15 hughie-s
  • Score: 8

8:29am Mon 27 Jan 14

Howard Cháse says...

Will these sites be used to build housing on once they are closed?

As we are continually being told tens of thousands of houses are needed all over the county so the recycling of what will become brownfield sites is necessary
Will these sites be used to build housing on once they are closed? As we are continually being told tens of thousands of houses are needed all over the county so the recycling of what will become brownfield sites is necessary Howard Cháse
  • Score: -3

8:48am Mon 27 Jan 14

pinkteapot says...

I can't remember the last time that I went to Colchester recycling centre and DIDN'T have to queue. It's always busy! That's quite a volume of rubbish that would get fly-tipped...
I can't remember the last time that I went to Colchester recycling centre and DIDN'T have to queue. It's always busy! That's quite a volume of rubbish that would get fly-tipped... pinkteapot
  • Score: 42

9:07am Mon 27 Jan 14

romantic says...

pinkteapot wrote:
I can't remember the last time that I went to Colchester recycling centre and DIDN'T have to queue. It's always busy! That's quite a volume of rubbish that would get fly-tipped...
Agreed, I have also always had to sit and wait. There is clearly demand for this place, and the danger is that it would just end up fly-tipped otherwise. (Or collected by a dodgy home clearance place which then dumps the stuff somewhere).
[quote][p][bold]pinkteapot[/bold] wrote: I can't remember the last time that I went to Colchester recycling centre and DIDN'T have to queue. It's always busy! That's quite a volume of rubbish that would get fly-tipped...[/p][/quote]Agreed, I have also always had to sit and wait. There is clearly demand for this place, and the danger is that it would just end up fly-tipped otherwise. (Or collected by a dodgy home clearance place which then dumps the stuff somewhere). romantic
  • Score: 30

9:12am Mon 27 Jan 14

jim_bo says...

The decisions been made they are just consulting us to get us used to the idea.

They won't close them they will come up with the "survey" told us it's needed but people were happy to pay....

Time for a clear out of county hall me thinks!
The decisions been made they are just consulting us to get us used to the idea. They won't close them they will come up with the "survey" told us it's needed but people were happy to pay.... Time for a clear out of county hall me thinks! jim_bo
  • Score: 39

9:22am Mon 27 Jan 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

All I got was "Sorry, but the survey ID you entered is not valid. Please try again using an encrypted Survey ID."
All I got was "Sorry, but the survey ID you entered is not valid. Please try again using an encrypted Survey ID." Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 8

9:29am Mon 27 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

When you see the "minority" schemes this lot waste money on, you will realise there are a lot of other places savings could be made.

Time to get rid of pc leftie "minority" schemes that serve illegal communities and other undeserving causes - and while we're at it we can also out the spongers in County Hall too - like the chairman's chauffeur driven limo and the free roast pork /smoked salmon and claret dinners currently being imbibed by the fat cats at County Hall... all free and on the taxpayer.

There is LOADS of potential for cutting waste. A FoI request will highlight all the rubbish schemes you are currently funding from your exorbitant council tax that they are about to increase while cutting your services.

Prepare for a shock.
When you see the "minority" schemes this lot waste money on, you will realise there are a lot of other places savings could be made. Time to get rid of pc leftie "minority" schemes that serve illegal communities and other undeserving causes - and while we're at it we can also out the spongers in County Hall too - like the chairman's chauffeur driven limo and the free roast pork /smoked salmon and claret dinners currently being imbibed by the fat cats at County Hall... all free and on the taxpayer. There is LOADS of potential for cutting waste. A FoI request will highlight all the rubbish schemes you are currently funding from your exorbitant council tax that they are about to increase while cutting your services. Prepare for a shock. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -22

10:12am Mon 27 Jan 14

Catchedicam says...

SOMETHING2SAY wrote:
More cuts and more ££££££ for the already fat cats ! Kerb side recycling ???
Tendring do not take glass. No one collects rubbish from home improvements. Last week a neighbour put out a carboaed box approx 2 x 1.5 x 0.5 metres.....but it wasnt taken because it had a small piece of polystyrene 30 x 50 x 20 cms in it ! The box ended up in the road , a main route to the local primary school ! Jobsworth. Well , with half the street lamps being turned off...flytipping will be on the increase !!!
Unfortunately you are probably correct that flytipping will increase.
[quote][p][bold]SOMETHING2SAY[/bold] wrote: More cuts and more ££££££ for the already fat cats ! Kerb side recycling ??? Tendring do not take glass. No one collects rubbish from home improvements. Last week a neighbour put out a carboaed box approx 2 x 1.5 x 0.5 metres.....but it wasnt taken because it had a small piece of polystyrene 30 x 50 x 20 cms in it ! The box ended up in the road , a main route to the local primary school ! Jobsworth. Well , with half the street lamps being turned off...flytipping will be on the increase !!![/p][/quote]Unfortunately you are probably correct that flytipping will increase. Catchedicam
  • Score: 21

11:14am Mon 27 Jan 14

G3org3 says...

They propose a rise in coucil tax and closing recycling centres but this council has wasted millions on the Bus Lane fiasco, even spending more money on painting the lane red. Has anyone been fired over this blatant waste of our money??? No. They should be held accountable. Anyone know of a decent legal firm which can help us sue them for their wastage? I live near Fridaywood Farm and the flytipping there is atrocious, yet the council does nothing to clean up the mess. I for one will not stand for this anymore and will seek advice on how to challenge this incompetency.
They propose a rise in coucil tax and closing recycling centres but this council has wasted millions on the Bus Lane fiasco, even spending more money on painting the lane red. Has anyone been fired over this blatant waste of our money??? No. They should be held accountable. Anyone know of a decent legal firm which can help us sue them for their wastage? I live near Fridaywood Farm and the flytipping there is atrocious, yet the council does nothing to clean up the mess. I for one will not stand for this anymore and will seek advice on how to challenge this incompetency. G3org3
  • Score: 22

11:47am Mon 27 Jan 14

vicar says...

If they stopped for a moment and thought. Every single thing that is taken to the tip will still be disposed of. I wonder where.
If they stopped for a moment and thought. Every single thing that is taken to the tip will still be disposed of. I wonder where. vicar
  • Score: 22

11:55am Mon 27 Jan 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

PRIVATISE THE LOT, where there muck, theres brass
PRIVATISE THE LOT, where there muck, theres brass You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: -4

2:03pm Mon 27 Jan 14

This Year says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
When you see the "minority" schemes this lot waste money on, you will realise there are a lot of other places savings could be made.

Time to get rid of pc leftie "minority" schemes that serve illegal communities and other undeserving causes - and while we're at it we can also out the spongers in County Hall too - like the chairman's chauffeur driven limo and the free roast pork /smoked salmon and claret dinners currently being imbibed by the fat cats at County Hall... all free and on the taxpayer.

There is LOADS of potential for cutting waste. A FoI request will highlight all the rubbish schemes you are currently funding from your exorbitant council tax that they are about to increase while cutting your services.

Prepare for a shock.
a lot of those minoritees are werf evri peni
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: When you see the "minority" schemes this lot waste money on, you will realise there are a lot of other places savings could be made. Time to get rid of pc leftie "minority" schemes that serve illegal communities and other undeserving causes - and while we're at it we can also out the spongers in County Hall too - like the chairman's chauffeur driven limo and the free roast pork /smoked salmon and claret dinners currently being imbibed by the fat cats at County Hall... all free and on the taxpayer. There is LOADS of potential for cutting waste. A FoI request will highlight all the rubbish schemes you are currently funding from your exorbitant council tax that they are about to increase while cutting your services. Prepare for a shock.[/p][/quote]a lot of those minoritees are werf evri peni This Year
  • Score: -9

3:33pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Stamper2 says...

So that is why they are building a massive new plant in Basildon then?????
So that is why they are building a massive new plant in Basildon then????? Stamper2
  • Score: 3

4:59pm Mon 27 Jan 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

Stamper2 wrote:
So that is why they are building a massive new plant in Basildon then?????
They changed their mind, that new place will be the jewel in the privatised crown, as it's already been paid for, albeit adding a fair few mil to the already deepening debt, which is something the planet runs on, DEBT.
[quote][p][bold]Stamper2[/bold] wrote: So that is why they are building a massive new plant in Basildon then?????[/p][/quote]They changed their mind, that new place will be the jewel in the privatised crown, as it's already been paid for, albeit adding a fair few mil to the already deepening debt, which is something the planet runs on, DEBT. You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: 0

5:11pm Mon 27 Jan 14

jolllyboy says...

They have taken away the large bins that were around the Town in Southend so kerbside is the only way. If the Council has to take more away at the kerb they will need more lorries. We already have to pay for our black sacks and garden refuse sacks. There will DEFINITELY be more fly tipping and if someone cannot afford to pay for rubbish to be taken i dont blame them !
Has anyone thought of the increase in traffic - might get in the way of those going to our amazing airport - that should stop any closures here!
They have taken away the large bins that were around the Town in Southend so kerbside is the only way. If the Council has to take more away at the kerb they will need more lorries. We already have to pay for our black sacks and garden refuse sacks. There will DEFINITELY be more fly tipping and if someone cannot afford to pay for rubbish to be taken i dont blame them ! Has anyone thought of the increase in traffic - might get in the way of those going to our amazing airport - that should stop any closures here! jolllyboy
  • Score: 8

5:42pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Misty4 says...

"However the authority says need for the centres has dropped as kerbside recycling has increased over recent years." --------------------
-- Since when have you been able to put an old fridge, a couple of tyres, a door, an old bed or a bootload of rotting timber out for the kerbside collection? How do they get away with claiming this? Kerbside recycling simply picks up the things that people used to put in their rubbish bags - plastic milk bottles, tin cans, newspapers and the like. We had this brazen untruth trotted out when the much-used recycling centre at St Osyth closed. 'As kerbside collections had increased' and this was a reason for closing our recycling centre, someone left an old door out with the rubbish in the middle of the village. It sat there for for around three weeks before disappearing on a non-rubbish day, probably because someone from the Parish Council became fed up with it being there. Increased kerbside collections DO NOT TAKE LARGER ITEMS. Understand?
"However the authority says need for the centres has dropped as kerbside recycling has increased over recent years." -------------------- -- Since when have you been able to put an old fridge, a couple of tyres, a door, an old bed or a bootload of rotting timber out for the kerbside collection? How do they get away with claiming this? Kerbside recycling simply picks up the things that people used to put in their rubbish bags - plastic milk bottles, tin cans, newspapers and the like. We had this brazen untruth trotted out when the much-used recycling centre at St Osyth closed. 'As kerbside collections had increased' and this was a reason for closing our recycling centre, someone left an old door out with the rubbish in the middle of the village. It sat there for for around three weeks before disappearing on a non-rubbish day, probably because someone from the Parish Council became fed up with it being there. Increased kerbside collections DO NOT TAKE LARGER ITEMS. Understand? Misty4
  • Score: 19

5:50pm Mon 27 Jan 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

jolllyboy wrote:
They have taken away the large bins that were around the Town in Southend so kerbside is the only way. If the Council has to take more away at the kerb they will need more lorries. We already have to pay for our black sacks and garden refuse sacks. There will DEFINITELY be more fly tipping and if someone cannot afford to pay for rubbish to be taken i dont blame them !
Has anyone thought of the increase in traffic - might get in the way of those going to our amazing airport - that should stop any closures here!
People will probably use the great switch off times 0000 - 0500 , to do the kerb side drop, any place which isn't overlooked..
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: They have taken away the large bins that were around the Town in Southend so kerbside is the only way. If the Council has to take more away at the kerb they will need more lorries. We already have to pay for our black sacks and garden refuse sacks. There will DEFINITELY be more fly tipping and if someone cannot afford to pay for rubbish to be taken i dont blame them ! Has anyone thought of the increase in traffic - might get in the way of those going to our amazing airport - that should stop any closures here![/p][/quote]People will probably use the great switch off times 0000 - 0500 , to do the kerb side drop, any place which isn't overlooked.. You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: 8

7:53pm Mon 27 Jan 14

RochfordRob says...

Stamper2 wrote:
So that is why they are building a massive new plant in Basildon then?????
They're not. It's a new super luxury facility for er......'caravanners
'
[quote][p][bold]Stamper2[/bold] wrote: So that is why they are building a massive new plant in Basildon then?????[/p][/quote]They're not. It's a new super luxury facility for er......'caravanners ' RochfordRob
  • Score: 3

8:03pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Alice in Her Own Land :P says...

Caravanners - the polite name for them!
Caravanners - the polite name for them! Alice in Her Own Land :P
  • Score: 4

10:20pm Mon 27 Jan 14

whataday says...

Stamper2 wrote:
So that is why they are building a massive new plant in Basildon then?????
As I understand it this is for landfill waste including toxic and radioactive waste from all over the country not recycleable waste.
[quote][p][bold]Stamper2[/bold] wrote: So that is why they are building a massive new plant in Basildon then?????[/p][/quote]As I understand it this is for landfill waste including toxic and radioactive waste from all over the country not recycleable waste. whataday
  • Score: 2

5:49am Tue 28 Jan 14

seikothrill says...

Another crazy idea.

Well at least it will be dark between 00:00 and 04:59 so it should be easier for those you wish to fly tip to do so
Another crazy idea. Well at least it will be dark between 00:00 and 04:59 so it should be easier for those you wish to fly tip to do so seikothrill
  • Score: 2

5:51am Tue 28 Jan 14

seikothrill says...

Apologies - replace the you with who in above comment.

I haven't got used to predictive text yet
Apologies - replace the you with who in above comment. I haven't got used to predictive text yet seikothrill
  • Score: 1

10:07am Tue 28 Jan 14

catflap1 says...

just dump it in the street, that's what the bin men do.....
just dump it in the street, that's what the bin men do..... catflap1
  • Score: 1

11:58am Tue 28 Jan 14

Mattster says...

Another insane idea from ECC, Rayleigh centre is always busy and very well used.
Another insane idea from ECC, Rayleigh centre is always busy and very well used. Mattster
  • Score: 2

10:38pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Harry.Brown says...

hughie-s wrote:
I clicked on the link and smelt a rat. Is this survey going to end up with a charge being introduced..........

....................

....................

.......



We are accepting trade waste at two recycling centres as part of a pilot scheme
The fees charged for disposing of trade waste during the trial will be as follows (prices exclude VAT):

Non-recyclable unsorted waste and plasterboard /Pre-sorted recyclables /Green garden waste
Small cars £30 /£15/ £10
Large cars, car-derived vans and MPVs, 4x4s, and cars with trailers £40/ £25/ £15
could be right....but where are we going to dump all the rubbish at rowan house when all that lot loose there jobs to county...thats next on the cards
and what about the teflon twins and daddy teflon???
[quote][p][bold]hughie-s[/bold] wrote: I clicked on the link and smelt a rat. Is this survey going to end up with a charge being introduced.......... .................... .................... ....... We are accepting trade waste at two recycling centres as part of a pilot scheme The fees charged for disposing of trade waste during the trial will be as follows (prices exclude VAT): Non-recyclable unsorted waste and plasterboard /Pre-sorted recyclables /Green garden waste Small cars £30 /£15/ £10 Large cars, car-derived vans and MPVs, 4x4s, and cars with trailers £40/ £25/ £15[/p][/quote]could be right....but where are we going to dump all the rubbish at rowan house when all that lot loose there jobs to county...thats next on the cards and what about the teflon twins and daddy teflon??? Harry.Brown
  • Score: 0

9:59am Thu 30 Jan 14

stevedawson says...

Build incinerators.
Build incinerators. stevedawson
  • Score: 0

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