Opening days are cut at five waste sites

The county council has confirmed that the opening days at five waste sites will be reduced as part of its '˜necessary' cost-cutting measures resulting from the latest reduction in its budget.

Sunday, 2nd October 2016, 10:30 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 1:54 pm
Brought to you by the Morpeth Herald.

From Tuesday, household waste recovery centres at Kirkley West Thorn, near Ponteland, Allendale, Haltwhistle, North Sunderland and Wooler will open four days a week – Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays – down from seven days a week.

The opening times of 8am to 6pm in the winter (November 1 to March 31) and 8am to 7.30pm in the summer (April 1 to October 31) will remain unchanged.

At a meeting in June, members of Ponteland Town Council raised concerns that this measure could lead to an increase in fly-tipping.