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03 November 2017

Melksham HRC closed temporarily for works

The good news for residents is the centres will be refurbished and improved which we hope will make it a better experience for everyone who uses them

Bridget Wayman

Melksham Household Recycling Centre has closed for a short period of time to allow for refurbishment works.

It will re-open 11 November 2017.

A refurbishment and improvement programme has rolled out across the majority of Wiltshire's recycling centres , with centres closing for short periods while the work takes place.

Marlborough was the first centre to be refurbished as part of this programme of work, followed by Warminster and Everleigh -  and now it is the turn of Melksham.

FCC Environment has recently taken over the contract by the council to run nine council owned recycling centres and they will be carrying out refurbishment works on them and where possible, improving the layouts.

This work will mean each site will be closed from between one and two weeks between October and December 2017.

The work has been planned carefully to ensure that when one centre is closed, others local to that particular area will be open and available to use.

Winter opening times will apply from November to March so people to check our website for details.

There will be no changes or closures at the HRCs at Purton and Lower Compton near Calne as these will continue to be operated by Hills Waste Solutions under a separate contract.

We advise you to check when centres are open before you travel.

Bridget Wayman, Wiltshire Council spokesperson said: "We of course don't want to inconvenience people but these short closures are necessary to allow us a smooth transition to the new contract.

"I'd like to thank people for their patience while these works are carried out.

"The good news for residents is the centres will be refurbished and improved which we hope will make it a better experience for everyone who uses them."

The arrangements are as follows:

LocationPostcodeClosed fromReopens onNormal closure days
MarlboroughSN8 4AN02/10/201712/10/2017Tuesdays and Wednesdays
WarminsterBA11 8PE11/10/201720/10/2017Wednesdays and Thursdays


23/10/201728/10/2017Wednesdays and Thursdays
MelkshamSN12 6QT30/10/201711/11/2017Tuesdays and Wednesdays
SalisburySP2 7NP09/11/201718/11/2017Thursdays and Fridays
TrowbridgeBA14 8RL13/11/201726/11/2017Thursdays and Fridays
AmesburySP4 7RX 21/11/201701/12/2017Tuesdays and Wednesdays
DevizesSN10 2EU29/11/201709/12/2017Thursdays and Fridays
Stanton St QuintinSN14 6BD04/12/201718/12/2017Thursdays and Fridays
LocationPostcodeClosed fromReopens onNormal closure days
PurtonSN5 4HGRemains openRemains openTuesdays and Wednesdays
Lower ComptonSN11 8RBRemains openRemains openWednesdays and Thursdays

For more information, people should visit our recycling page.

Last updated: 3 November 2017 | Last reviewed: 3 November 2017

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