Hartlepool recycling centre skips are open to public again

Hartlepool Household Waste Recycling Centre in Burn Road.
Hartlepool Household Waste Recycling Centre in Burn Road.
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Work is progressing well on ongoing improvements and essential maintenance at Hartlepool’s Household Waste Recycling Centre in Burn Road.

The work started at the beginning of last week and will take a further three weeks to complete.

We are confident that people will see an improvement in the layout and accessibility

Helen Beaman

Members of the public were advised that access to some of the facilities would be affected and that regular updates would be issued as the work progressed.

All the different categories of skips – including the soil and rubble skips which were out of action last week - are now back in operation.

The recycling banks (for textiles, shoes, paper, plastics, glass and cans) - which were also out of action last week – are now back in operation.

People are advised, however, that at the moment there are not as many of each type of skip/container available as would normally be the case and some of them have been relocated to other parts of the site.

There is now also a single designated Hazardous Waste Area (for engine oil, cooking oil, fluorescent tubes, and calor gas cylinders), on the right hand side inside the entrance.

The general recycling area (for textiles, glass bottles, tins, etc) is to the right hand side near the exit. Helen Beaman, the council’s team leader (waste and environmental services), said: “The work will soon be completed and we are confident that people will see an improvement in the layout and accessibility of the recycling facilities.”