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Lynnbottom Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC), near Newport has re-opened today (Monday 15 August 2016), following a temporary closure due to necessary groundworks, as part of the ongoing facelift that will be completed later this summer. The much needed upgrade will improve the services it offers to residents and will provide a new pay as you throw recycling area for businesses, which will all begin once the construction is completed.
Lynnbottom HWRC will now be open as usual between 7am and 8pm each day of the summer (BST), while Afton Marsh HWRC returns to its normal opening hours of 7am to 8pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. The temporary Smallbrook Stadium Recycling Centre at Ryde is no longer in use from today.
Executive member for environment, sustainability and local engagement, Councillor Paul Fuller, said:
“I would like to thank the residents and businesses for their patience whilst this much needed improvement to Lynnbottom has been taking place. These changes will see a better customer experience at the site.
“I am grateful to residents for their enthusiastic use of the temporary recycling facility at Smallbrook Stadium as it just shows how much the residents have taken on board the recycling message.”
Paul Southall, Amey’s director for the Isle of Wight, said:
“This has been a large project which continues to run to the timetable. The temporary closure was necessary to complete required groundworks but I am sure users will soon see they are getting an enhanced facility and the site was closed as a temporary measure.
“I thank the public for their understanding while these works were carried out and for their patience. We have had a lot of compliments from users who have used Afton Marsh Recycling Centre or the Smallbrook Stadium temporary recycling facility which is very pleasing.
“I again want to thank the management at Smallbrook for their assistance over the last two weeks who have been fantastic in supporting us and helping us provide this facility to residents while Lynnbottom was closed.”
Further works continue
The Lynnbottom facility had been closed for two weeks to enable ground-works to be completed including laying new concrete bases and tarmacking sections of the facility.
Further works will continue to take place at Lynnbottom for the next few weeks, with no disruption to users of the site.
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