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One year extension for Frosterley recycling site

Frosterley mobile recycling centreA recycling service in Weardale will be in place for another 12 months due to popular demand.

The mobile household waste recycling centre (HWRC) at Frosterley was set up in August 2014 on a trial basis for a year, which was then extended to August 2016.

But it has proved so popular with people in the village and in nearby Wolsingham, Stanhope, Westgate and surrounding areas, that its operation dates have been extended another year to August 2017.

The mobile recycling centre, beside the Sherburn Stone quarry entrance, off the A689, will be open alternate Saturdays from 9am until 12pm.

However, during periods of adverse weather the site will be closed.

The site is managed by Durham County Council and operated by the HW Martin group.

Cllr Brian Stephens, cabinet member for neighbourhoods and local partnerships at the council, said: “We are delighted to be extending the well-used recycling service in Frosterley, which has been positively received by local people since it was launched.

“The site makes an invaluable contribution to our recycling performance across the county and we are sure it will continue to do so over the next 12 months.”

Confirmed opening dates for this year so far are: 27 August, 10 and 24 September, 8 and 22 October, 5 and 19 November, and 3, 17 and 31 December.

Dates for 2017 will be announced later in the year.

Household items which can be taken to the facility include:

 Large and small domestic appliances

 Paper and books


 Cardboard

 Mixed glass

 Mixed textiles, clothes, shoes

 Scrap metals

 Household batteries

 Fluorescent tubes

 Fridges and freezers

 TVs and monitors

 Garden waste

 Wood and timber

 Plastics

 Carpets

 Non-recyclable waste (black bags)

Items not allowed include: rubble, hardcore, soils, plasterboard, asbestos, tyres, furniture, paint, chemicals, vehicle batteries, paint, gas bottles, waste oil, cooking oil, cans, cartons and hazardous waste.

Access to the site is limited to cars and small vans.

For further information about household waste recycling centres, visit www.durham.gov.uk/hwrc or phone 03000 261 000.

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