Stoke & Staffordshire

Review about Staffordshire recycling centres

A full-scale review of all the waste recycling centres in Staffordshire will take place after more than 12,000 people signed a petition to save their local tip.

The county council had planned to shut the Burntwood Household Waste Recycling Centre - but is re-considering the plan after the strong response from residents.

Robert Marshall, the Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Infrastructure, said it now would review all 14 of its centres.

'Another look'

The council said it was trying to find savings and achieve efficiency for tax payers.

It said the Burntwood site was uneconomic because it was "small, outdated and required significant investment" .

It had planned to close it on 5 July, but has put that decision on hold after the petition.

Mr Marshall said: "It aroused a lot of feeling, which is why there's now a petition of well over 12,000.

"I think the very least we can do is to have another look at it and while we are having a look at Burntwood we will be having a look at the other 13 recycling centres as well."

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