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17 November 2014
recycling centre closure

For immediate release                                                                            18 November 2014


Temporary closure for Street Recycling Centre


Essential improvements at Street Recycling Centre in Farm Lane mean it will be closed for three days in December, with several other sites – Castle Cary, Cheddar, Dulcote, Highbridge and Somerton – among those suggested as alternatives.


It will be shut from Monday 1 December to Wednesday 3 December for drainage works, and will reopen - after the site’s usual Thursday-Friday closure – on Saturday 6 December at 8am.


During the temporary closure, these are the nearest alternative recycling sites and their opening times.


Mon 8am-7pm, Tue-Wed 8am-4pm (Thu-Fri closed):

Castle Cary, Dimmer Lane BA7 7NR

Cheddar, Wedmore Road BS27 3EB


Mon 8am-7pm (Tue-Wed closed) Thu-Fri 8am-4pm:

Dulcote, Dulcote Hill BA5 3PZ

Highbridge, Isleport Business Park, Bennett Road TA9 4PW

Somerton, Bancombe Road Industrial Estate TA11 6SB


Open seven days a week 8am-4pm:

Bridgwater (Saltlands), Saltlands Avenue, Chilton Trinity TA6 3JG

Frome, Manor Furlong, Manor Road BA11 4RN 

Yeovil, Artillery Road, Lufton Trading Estate BA22 8RP


From Monday 8 December Street Recycling Centre will be among 10 recycling sites offering paid-for services to accept trade recycling and refuse, and vehicle parts.


In addition to on-site signage warning about the closure at Street Recycling Centre itself, parish and district councils have been alerted.


For information on recycling sites, including locations and opening hours, contact Somerset Direct on 0845 3459188 or visit: www.somersetwaste.gov.uk.


Somerset Waste Partnership and sites company Viridor have emphasised that during the temporary closure, Street Recycling Centre will remain fully protected by security cameras. Waste should not be left outside the gates as this may result in prosecution for fly-tipping.