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Opening days for Potters revealed

Created on 13/03/2017 @ 16:10
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Potters Recycling will only be open for 23 hours a week it has been confirmed.

Powys County Council have revealed the three days on which the centre will be opened, and confirmed that it will only be Monday and Fridays (9am-5pm) and Saturdays (9am-4pm).

Newtown will be open on Tuesday and Thursdays (9am-5pm) and Sundays (9am-4pm)

Restrictions on the type of vehicles that can access the centres will also come into effect on the same day as the new opening hours on April 3.

Vehicles to be allowed include: 

·      All cars, sport utility vehicle (SUVs) and people carriers (with rear seats and windows)

·      Camper vans and Land Rovers (with rear seats and windows)

·      Pick-up trucks / double cab vehicles with sliding cover / fibre glass back

·      Single axle trailers towed by any of the above. 

Vehicles that will not be allowed at the centre include:

·      Pick-up trucks / double cab vehicles with open or a metal back

·      All vans (including hire vans)

·      Agricultural vehicles

·      Sign-written vehicles

·      Any trailer that is not single axle (regardless of what it is towed by).

Trade waste recycling permits aimed at small traders will also increase in price from £150 to £200.

Cllr John Powell, Cabinet Member for Waste and Recycling, said: “The centres are designed to take household material for recycling or disposal that is not collected from the kerbside. Unfortunately, the sites have been used either by illegal traders getting rid of their waste and by householders getting rid of large quantities of waste when they should be hiring a skip.

“This is why we need to restrict the certain vehicles including commercial vehicles from accessing the sites.”


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