Enfield recycling centre to undergo £225,000 refurbishment
By poppy_smith | Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 19:25
Enfield Council's Barrowell Green Household Waste and Recycling Centre will undergo a £225,000 refurbishment to improve the services it offers to residents.
The centre will be closed throughout October while the work, to replace the damaged concrete flooring, provide better quality containers for green waste and install gantries at the site, takes place.
New road markings will also be painted, and work to improve the flow of traffic throughout the site will be carried out after users said waiting times at the centre during busy times should be reduced.
Extra kerbside services will be laid on by Enfield Council to ensure residents will continue to have access to the services provided by Barrowell Green.
Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "Barrowell Green is a popular and well used facility but like any busy site it needs regular maintenance to keep it in tip top condition.
"These works are absolutely crucial in ensuring this site provides a high quality service to our residents and continues to play a vital role in helping us to manage our waste for years to come. We'll do everything we can to work as quickly as possible to minimise disruption to people living nearby.
"We have deliberately chosen October as the best time to carry out this work because the site is relatively quiet and we are likely to get enough dry weather to do the work promptly, but I'd ask residents to be patient if the maintenance programme takes longer than expected if we get bad weather.
During the closure the following alternative services will be available:
1) Free collection service for large and medium sized electrical items (fridges and dishwashers and televisions, computer monitors and Vacuum cleaners)
2) 50% discount on the Bulky Waste service fee, these will be amended to £25 per pick up, whereas at present the cost is £25 for the first collection, £50 for the second and £75 for the third.
3) The seven mini- recycling centres at supermarkets can take small electrical goods (hairdryers and the like), textiles and dry recycling. They are located at
- Tesco (Savoy Parade)
- Tesco (High Street - Ponders End)
- Co-Op unity superstore (Hertford Road)
- Morrisons (Aldermans Hill)
- Morrisons (Southbury Road)
- Sainsburys (Floreys Square)
4) Alternatively residents can take their items to a civic amenity site in a neighbouring borough.
a) Summers Lance Recycling Centre, Summer Lane, Barnet, N12 0RF
b) Hornsey Recycling Centre, Hornsey R & R, 35 High Street, Hornsey, N8 7QB
c) Park View Recycling Centre, Park View Road, Tottenham, N17 9AY
d) Kings Road Recycling centre, Kings Road, Chingford, E4 7HR.
For more information contact Andrew Golder, Press and New Media Manager, Enfield Council. Tel: 020 8379 5147. Email firstname.lastname@example.org