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Friday 9 July 2021

The closure of Richmond’s recycling centre has been extended following safety inspections.

Townmead Road Household Waste and Recycling Centre closed after fire ravaged it on June the 20th. 

All current bookings will be cancelled and residents will be notified via email.  

The Council is now drawing up plans to partially re-open the site, with a reduced capacity.  

Cllr Julia Neden-Watts, Chair of the Environment, Sustainability, Culture and Sports Committee said:   

“I know it is frustrating for residents that Townmead Road has been closed for this long, and that people have had multiple bookings cancelled, but safety has always been our priority. I am pleased we now have a clear view of what needs to be done and plan to get the site operational as soon as possible.   

“Unfortunately capacity will be reduced for a time, therefore there will be fewer slots available once the booking site reopens, so I would still encourage people to think of alternative options in the interim such as using the bulky waste collection service or visiting one of the other West London sites. I would also ask that people think about how they can reduce their or store their recycling and waste until they are able to visit Townmead Road again.   

“Please also keep an eye on the Townmead Road section of the Council website for updates on the reopening.”  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

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