Household waste recycling centre

Update on household waste recycling centres

27 March 2024

Cheshire East Council has given an update on its household waste recycling centres. 

On 27 February, the council agreed a budget for 2024/25 which will protect vital services and focus council funds on providing support where it will make the most difference.   

As part of the essential savings measures for this year, and due to increasing operating costs, the emergency reduction of household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) in the borough has been agreed. 

Four core sites will remain open in Alsager, Crewe, Macclesfield and Knutsford. 

The emergency closure of Bollington, Poynton and Middlewich HWRCs is currently targeted to take place in the next two to three months.

The council is working to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible and as part of this, will be putting in place mitigation measures.

These will include later mid-week evening opening hours at its four core sites, and the introduction, on a trial basis, of a mobile household waste recycling service for residents in the Bollington, Poynton and Middlewich areas.

The final details of these mitigation measures continue to be developed but will be timed to go live at the same time to limit any disruption as much as possible. 

Further information will be shared by the council over the coming weeks. For now, all HWRCs in Cheshire East can be accessed as normal.

The council will be engaging with town councils to explore opportunities for working in partnership to support HWRC services in their local areas.