Thursday, 28 January 2010

Melandra Recycling Centre (or Melandra tip as it's may be better known)

I've just been advised by the borough council that as per the following press release from the County Council the Recycling Centre / 'Tip' at Melandra is closed for the immediate future.

As per the details in the press release, the closure is due to the bridge across the river, and I will advise details on alternative any arrangements as soon as I know them.


A household waste recycling centre in Glossop was closed by Derbyshire County Council today (Thursday) because the access bridge is too weak for refuse trucks to use.

The bridge, which is owned by United Utilities, is the only access to the Melandra Road site.
A structural survey found that the bridge was safe for cars and small vehicles to use – but it could be a problem for lorries taking rubbish away from the site in the future.
Councillor John Allsop, Cabinet Member for Technology and Recycling at Derbyshire County Council, which owns the site, said: “It’s regrettable that we’ve had to temporarily close the site and we’re sorry for any inconvenience, but we had no choice – safety has to come first.

“We’re working with the owners of the bridge to resolve the matter as soon as we possibly can and we’re working with High Peak Borough Council to try and provide alternative recycling facilities in Glossop until the bridge can be made safe.

“In the meantime, people can use our other recycling centres at Waterswallows Lane, Buxton and elsewhere in the county.”

It’s not yet known when the recycling centre will re-open.

The county council had already submitted plans to refurbish the Glossop site to improve the facilities and provide a new modern, user-friendly recycling centre. Plans will be considered by Derbyshire County Council’s regulatory planning control committee later this year.

Seven other household waste recycling centres are provided by the county council.
They are at:

• Waterswallows Lane, Buxton, S
• Sheffield Road, Stonegravels, Chesterfield, S41 7LF
• Taylor Lane, Loscoe, DE75 7TA
• Manners Industrial Estate, Ilkeston, DE7 8EF
• Main Street, Newhall, DE11 0TP
• Mayfield Road, Ashbourne, DE6 2BN
• Buttermilk Lane, Bolsover, S44 6AE

Each site is open seven days a week from 8.30am-6pm – except on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

For more information and advice about reducing, reusing and recycling rubbish, Call Derbyshire on 08456 058 058 or visit

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