Taunton recycling centre remains closed

The Priorswood recycling centre in Taunton will remain closed for the immediate future. This follows the fire at the site which we reported on last week. The site is owned by Biffa who manage the public recycling site on behalf of Somerset Council. A small fire is still burning today. However structural engineers were on site yesterday (10 October) but will take several days to conclude investigations.

The public recycling site cannot open for the foreseeable future. The Material Recovery Facility will need to be made safe or demolished before the site can reopen.

Residents who would usually use the Taunton site in the Priorswood area are asked to either:

  • Hold on to their recycling if it can wait
  • Put it in their kerbside recycling if it is the right kind of material
  • Try one of the council’s other 15 sites if it is waste that urgently needs to go

Wellington and Bridgwater recycling sites will continue to open seven days a week. The sites will be supported by staff redeployed from Taunton, until the Taunton site can safely reopen.

Somerset Council report that there was a large influx of visitors last weekend at both Wellington and Bridgwater sites. Their advice is to save your visit until midweek if possible.

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