Calls for High Peak residents to use other recycling centres

There are increasing calls for people living in the High Peak to be able to use household waste and recycling centres in neighbouring areas, amid a further rise in fly-tipping.

Glossop Police's Safer Neighbourhood Team has seen an increase in reports of fly-tipping throughout Glossopdale. 

High Peak Borough Council has also recently issued a reminder that fly-tipping is illegal, can damage the local environment and put the public at risk. It's urging people to report fly-tipping online at www.highpeak.gov.uk/report-it

High Peak MP Robert Largan says he has this week written to the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, urging him to allow High Peak residents to use household waste and recycling centres in Bredbury and Stalybridge, which reopened last week. 

This comes following the news that although Derbyshire County Council has said it is looking at trying to re-open local recycling centres as soon as possible, there are structural problems with the building at Glossop's Melandra Road recycling centre which means it might not be possible to reopen it soon. 

Mr Largan commented: "I’ve been pushing Derbyshire County Council to do everything they can to re-open their household recycling centres as soon as possible, and I’m glad that they’re looking at trying to do so. 

"The recycling centres being closed has sadly led to an increase in fly-tipping across the High Peak, so the sooner they can re-open the better. 

"I’ve also written to Andy Burnham to ask that he allows High Peak residents to use the nearby recycling centres in Bredbury and Stalybridge. We need to work together and not get too hung up on county borders." 

High Peak Borough Council has also reiterated the importance that people only use registered waste carriers - which will have a certificate that can be checked on the Environment Agency website - to dispose of any waste which can't go in your bins. 

The authority is also making people aware of online scams taking advantage of the household waste recycling centres being closed and charging people to remove their waste. 

Main image:

A recent example of fly-tipping on Holme Moss. 

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