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Frog Lane Recycling Centre Closure
Friday 16th July, 2010

Ongoing high traffic volumes and road safety concerns at a Wigan recycling centre has prompted the council to temporarily close the facility.

The Frog Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre will remain open until Sunday 18th July and be closed from Monday 19th July, until further notice.

Residents are now being directed to the nearby alternative recycling facility at Kirkless, Makerfield Way, Ince, just past the Morrison's supermarket.

Wigan Council's Waste Disposal and Recycling Manager, Gail Robinson, says: "In the interests of the health and safety of both members of the public and staff using the site, and the impact that traffic volumes is having on nearby residents, we have decided to close Frog Lane while we investigate. We are sorry for any inconvenience this will cause to residents."

"We are really grateful to everyone who takes the time and effort to recycle and we want people to continue to do so. Our site at Kirkless has excellent recycling facilities and plenty of capacity. It's fully undercover and there are no steps for residents using the site."

"As well as Kirkless we have facilities at Slag Lane in Leigh at the Chanters Industrial Estate in Atherton."
As well as the Household Waste Recycling Centres the borough has a network of more than 170 local recycling centres. These handy roadside facilities can be found at many pubs, supermarkets and other public buildings, allowing for a wide variety of materials, such as glass bottles and jars, cans and paper, to be easily recycled. Many sites also offer facilities to donate items, including clothing and books to charity.
For more information on recycling in Wigan Borough visit Wigan Council's website: www.wigan.gov.uk/recycling

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