Partial closure of Rawmarsh recycling centre

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Dearne recyclers are being reminded that the Household Waste Recycling Centre in Rawmarsh will be closed from one day a week from June.

The centre on Warren Vale will be closed on Thursdays from June 1 onwards and the borough’s three other centres will also be shut one day a week.

Residents are advised to use other centres in North Anston, Greasbrough and Bramley. The decision was made by Rotherham Council earlier this year to meet budget cuts.

Adrian Gabriel, waste manager for the council, said the authority has tried to minimise any inconvenience to residents by ensuring that all centres remain open at weekends and that on any particular day no more than one centre is closed.

He added: “By taking this action we have ensured that no centre is closed completely and there will always be an alternative open in Rotherham for the public to use on days when their usual site is closed.”

Mr Gabriel added the partial closure of the sites is the best way to achieve savings while avoiding the need for any permanent closures.

He said: “Most importantly, this will minimise the impact on the majority of the Rotherham public who use our sites. Cutting back on daily opening hours is not really an option because there would be little point in opening if we reduced the daily hours further.”