Mobile service to help with issues at Rushden recycling centre

There have been problems at Rushden recycling centre with traffic and congestion
There have been problems at Rushden recycling centre with traffic and congestion

A mobile service is being offered to help reduce problems at Rushden recycling centre over the May Bank Holiday weekends.

As Rushden household waste recycling will be closed on both May bank holidays, East Northamptonshire Council is providing a mobile recycling service in and around Rushden and Higham Ferrers on both May 4 and May 25.

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 on both days.

It comes after complaints in recent weeks 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.

A spokesman for East Northamptonshire Council said: “We hope that this mobile 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.