Somerset

Cost of using Crewkerne recycling site to increase

The cost of using Crewkerne community recycling site will go up from £1.20 to £2 from 1 August.

The entry fee, introduced in April, was seen as an alternative to closure by the Conservative-run county council.

Somerset Waste Partnership had wanted to shut the facility, plus three others, because of cuts in council funding.

Entrance had been subsidised by the town council for three months but its support "has been used up".

In April, charges of £2 were also brought in at Coleford, Dulverton and Middlezoy.

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