Opening of new recycling 'super centre' in Over Hulton delayed
9:30am Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
THE opening of a new recycling super centre has been delayed — as work on the access road is not yet complete.
The new centre, in Salford Road, Over Hulton, was due to open at the start of this week, but will now open seven days late, next Monday.
Work was intended to be completed by Sunday October 6 with residents expected to start using the facility the following day.
The site has been built to replace two recycling centres situated in Little Hulton and Blackrod. Those two sites will now both remain open until October 13.
Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority said the sites were remaining open to fulfil a commitment made to residents — which promised the two sites would not close until the Salford Road facility was finished.
In a statement the authority said: “Works on the replacement site have taken longer than first anticipated and while the majority of the site is completed there are outstanding works on the access road including line marking at the junction.”
The planned closure of the Blackrod site was met with anger by some residents, who will now have to complete a 15-mile round trip to get to the new site.
Blackrod town councillor Graham Farrington, described the closure of the centre as “disastrous” for the local area.
He said: “It is a very well used facility and I think closing it will lead to a lot of dumping. I don’t think everyone will be prepared to go to the new super site .”
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