Docking Recycling Centre consultation

Closed 25 Oct 2015

Opened 28 Sep 2015

Feedback Updated 1 Apr 2016

We Asked

What do you think about our proposal to close Docking Recycling Centre and save us around £70,000 per year.

You Said

You didn't want Docking Recycling Centre to close as you were concerned about an increase in fly-tipping, travel time and cost to another site, loss of a valuable service and increase pollution.

We Did

We closed Docking Recycling Centre closed on 1 January 2016.  However Members have since agreed to reopen the site and Full Council were able to agree this at their meeting on 22 February 2016. The site is due to reopen on 1 May 2016.

Results Updated 1 Apr 2016

We recieved 122 responses to our consultation.  You can read a summary of the feedback below.  We reported our findings to EDT Committee on 20 November 2015 where Members decided that we should go ahead and close Docking Recycling Centre.  

Docking Recycling Centre closed on 1 January 2016,.  However Members have since agreed to reopen the site and Full Council were able to agree this at their meeting on 22 February 2016. The site is due to reopen on 1 May 2016.

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Overview

We are proposing to close Docking Recycling Centre. If we closed Docking Recycling Centre it would save us around £70,000 per year.
 

Why We Are Consulting

Norfolk County Council provides 20 Recycling Centres where people can dispose of their personal household waste. Currently, 94% of Norfolk’s population is within a 20 minute drive of a recycling centre.

We proposed making savings of £280,000 in the Putting People First budget consultation. Due to changes in government legislation, we have had to put some of the changes on hold and others were referred back to committee.  To make this saving and continue to be more efficient, we have reviewed the use of all of our Recycling Centres to identify how we can get the best from our recycling network.

Following on from this review we are proposing to close Docking Recycling Centre. If we closed Docking Recycling Centre it would save us around £70,000 per year.

The outcomes of this consultation will be reported to our Environment, Development and Transport Committee on 20 November 2015.  This Committee will decide whether or not to take the proposal forward.

If need this information in large print, audio, Braille, alternative format or in a different language please contact  Ben Dunne Tel:  01603 495102

Email: ben.dunne@norfolk.gov.uk and we will do our best to help

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