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Somerset recycling centres may have opening hours cut

All recycling centres in Somerset could have their opening hours cut.

From April, 14 centres will be closed two days a week but will stay open at weekends and until 2000 once a week.

Centres at Coleford, Dulverton, Crewkerne and Middlezoy have already been earmarked for closure which would save £200,000.

The Conservative-run county council is cutting £1.9m from its waste budget. Somerset Waste Partnership said it was still looking for alternatives.

Six jobs would be cut over three years, none of which would be lost in the first year.

A final decision will be made at the end of March.

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