Press release - May 01, 2012 09:00 AM
IMPROVED WITLEY COMMUNITY RECYCLING CENTRE TO OPEN ON 15 MAY
The new Witley Community Recycling Centre (CRC) will open to the public on 15 May.
The CRC, on Petworth Road, is being redeveloped and extended to provide a modern, accessible and easy to use facility. Before the new site opens, the existing facility will be closed to the public from 11 – 14 May while the final alterations are made.
The improvements to the Witley site will include:
• Better parking and road layout to help site users to move around more easily and to reduce queuing;
• A split level site to remove the need for steps;
• A separate entrance and exit to help reduce congestion.
Residents will be asked to use alternative facilities while the site is temporarily closed. The closest alternative facilities are:
Elmbridge Road, Cranleigh, GU6 8JX (Around seven miles from the Witley site)
Moorfield Road, Guildford, GU1 1RU (Around 10 miles from the Witley site)
Residents will enter the improved site via a new entrance on Rake Lane, rather than the existing entrance from Petworth Road.
Beverly Sheridan, project manager at SITA Surrey, which is redeveloping the site on behalf of Surrey County Council, said: “The redeveloped and extended Witley CRC will be of great benefit to local people. The site will need to close for four days while we finalise the improvements and the new facility will be open for use on 15 May."
John Furey, Surrey County Council's Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, said: "Surrey now recycles more than 50% of its household waste which is good news for the environment and provides better value for money for taxpayers, because less waste needs to be sent to costly landfill. Making improvements to community recycling centres such as Witley will make it easier for residents to recycle more waste and help the county towards achieving its aim of a 70% recycling rate."