IMPORTANT changes are being made at Frodsham Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) to improve safety for the public and staff.
Disruption for the public will be kept to a minimum with the changes being made while the site is closed as usual on December 13 and 14 end will be in place for when the site re-opens on Friday December 15.
The changes follow a review by Cheshire West and Chester Council.
A new one-way system will be introduced which will allow three cars to unload at the same time, and four cars to queue safely within the site boundary rather than waiting to enter the site on Station Road.
This will provide safer and easier access to the site, and help to reduce congestion and queues. A new lane and parking bays with line markings and supporting signage will be put in place, along with clearly marked pedestrian routes and a safe crossing point for staff and site users. Vehicles will not be permitted to reverse within the site for safety reasons.
Due to the turning circles on the one-way system, Frodsham HWRC will no longer be able to accept any vehicle over 5m in length or any vehicles with trailers. To ensure that unloading times are as quick as possible and prevent congestion, car-derived vans and all commercial vehicles (including pick-up trucks) will no longer be able to use this site to restrict large loads. These vehicles will instead be directed to sites at Ellesmere Port, Winsford, and Chester.
However, Frodsham HWRC will still accept converted camper van or converted mobility vehicles under 5m in length.
To make room for the one-way system, and reduce the risk of congestion, the rubble skip, currently located near the exit must be removed. Therefore, rubble will no longer be accepted at Frodsham HWRC and residents will be directed to sites at Ellesmere Port, Winsford, and Chester.
Cllr Karen Shore, deputy leader of the council said:
“Public safety is the council’s main priority, and these changes will improve people’s experience of visiting Frodsham HWRC. We encourage residents to visit our other sites in Chester, Ellesmere Port and Winsford if they need to dispose of rubble, or are using a vehicle over 5m in length or with a trailer.
“Many items including plastics, cardboard, and much more can be collected from home instead of visiting a HWRC. This can be more convenient for residents and can also help to keep congestion at a minimum.”
To find out more about the Frodsham HWRC, visit the Council website:
Frodsham recycling centre | Cheshire West and Chester Council
Information on all of Cheshire’s HWRCs can be found here:
Find a recycling centre | Cheshire West and Chester Council
To see what can be recycled as part of your regular kerbside collection, visit:
What goes in my bin/box? | Cheshire West and Chester Council