Mobile recycling service coming to Rushden & Higham Ferrers on Bank Holiday Monday

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A mobile service is being offered again to help reduce problems at Rushden recycling centre over the forthcoming May bank holiday weekend.

As Rushden household waste recycling will be closed on the late May bank holiday, East Northamptonshire Council is providing a mobile recycling service in and around Rushden and Higham Ferrers on Monday, May 25.

It follows the success of the last mobile recycling day on Monday, May 4, when the council collected 2.8 tonnes of rubbish and a 660-litre bin full of small electricals.

The trucks manned by staff will be at the Rectory Road car park in Rushden from 9am to 10.45am, Saffron Road car park in Higham Ferrers from 11am to 12.45pm and the Grangeway shopping precinct in Rushden from 1pm to 2.45pm.

It comes after complaints to say there had been problems with traffic and congestion at the Rushden recycling centre, which is owned by Northamptonshire County Council, since a change in its opening days and times earlier this year.

A spokesman for East Northamptonshire Council said: “As Northamptonshire County Council has decided to close the Rushden HWRC on May bank holiday, East Northamptonshire Council will host a mobile recycling service in and around Rushden and Higham Ferrers on 25 May.

“We hope this service will help those who have experienced issues with accessing Rushden HWRC, particularly on a Wednesday morning following the two-day closure.”

People can take along general bagged household waste, general bagged recyclables including paper, cans, plastic punnets, pots and trays, glass jars and bottles, tins and cans, small electrical items including toasters, irons and vacuums but nothing larger than what will fit in the boot of a car, batteries, textiles and general household items no larger than what will fit in a car boot.

For more information about recycling, go to www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/waste.

To recycle your garden waste, join the Garden Waste Club at www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/gardenwaste.