Use Keynsham recycling centre while Bath tip is closed for eight weeks, council tells residents
By BeckyFeather | Monday, September 17, 2012, 19:00
A big increase in the number of people using the recycling centre in Pixash Lane in Keynsham is expected after the council announced that the Bath centre is closing for eight weeks for essential repair work.
The Bath site in Midland Road will close during October and November, with the exact dates for the closure and reopening due to be confirmed in the next few weeks.
Bath & North East Somerset Council says that both the public recycling centre and waste transfer station in Midland Road are in urgent need of repair.
"The concrete wall and floor of the transfer station, where the refuse collection vehicles tip black bag rubbish, has degraded and needs replacing with a specialist hard-wearing concrete," said a spokesman.
"This is a complex piece of work because the building is on a split level and temporary supporting scaffolding is needed underneath while it is being done. At least two weeks is needed after the concrete is laid for to allow it to cure, so that heavy vehicles can start using the area safely again."
The council says that contingency plans have already been drawn up to minimise any disruption to waste collection services.
Part of the public recycling centre, which is used to change the recycling centre skips that people throw their rubbish and recycling into, also needs some floor repairs.
Both works are being carried out at the same time to minimise any disruption. Work will begin in early October and be completed before the busy Christmas period.
The weighbridge will still be operational for businesses to bring in their waste and recycling.
During the closure, residents are advised to use either Keynsham's recycling centre or the Old Welton one in Midsomer Norton.
They are also advised to use their kerbside green box, blue bag, food waste, garden waste and rubbish collection fully.
Recycling banks are available at the Co-op supermarket cark park in Keynsham for paper, cans, plastic household packaging, glass bottles and jars.