centre is due to open to the public in March and will be open seven
days a week.
new centre in Amesbury it is part of the county council's strategy
to increase recycling in Wiltshire and reduce the 250,000 tonnes
of household rubbish that currently goes into the county's landfill
£400,000 site is being built at Mills Way in the town.
is being built for Wiltshire County Council by waste disposal contractor
Hills Minerals and Waste Ltd.
centres hope to reduce landfill.
household recycling centres compliment the network of smaller mini-recycling
centres that can be found at supermarkets, pubs and car parks.
household recycling centres, however, are able to deal with a wider
range of recyclable materials and bulkier items such as fridges.
will be able to take a variety of household rubbish to the centre
for recycling including paper, glass, cans, textiles, cardboard,
plastic bottles, green waste, timber, metals, fridges and cookers,
rubble and soil.
batteries and oil will also be welcome at the centre for processing
household rubbish will also be able to be taken to the centres prior
to disposal at landfill sites.
In one day Wiltshire produces 685 tonnes of rubbish.
Wiltshire is second highest recycler out of
The average household in Wiltshire recycles
35kg of newspapers and magazines a year.
Recycling one tonne of paper saves up to 70%
of the energy used in manufacturing from virgin materials
and 40% less waste.
On average, every family in the Wiltshire use
approximately 500 glass bottles and jars every year - but
we recycle less than 25% of these items.
Recycling just one bottle saves enough energy
to power a television for approximately 1.5 hours.