Farthinghoe’s Recycling and Reuse Centre to close for a month
Improvement works will be undertaken and a new contractor to oversee the site appointed
West Northamptonshire Council says Farthinghoe’s Recycling and Reuse Centre is an excellent facility that’s really popular. They are assuring the local community they are committed to keeping the site open, as the current contractor steps down from overseeing the operation after nearly twenty years.
Work is now underway to appoint a new contractor to run the centre, on the A422 between Brackley and Middleton Cheney.
The facility recycles over 800 tonnes of materials each year and includes a reuse shop with a range of items including furniture, books and toys.
The centre will remain closed through February whilst refurbishment work, including improving the site layout, is completed before the busier spring months. This is traditionally the quietest time of the year.
Councillor Phil Larratt, Portfolio Holder for Environment, Highways, Transport and Waste said: “The current operator has done a great job running the site for nearly 20 years but when we learned they wished to retire, we put plans in place to find a new contractor which we’re expecting to appoint later this month. We wish them a much deserved, long and healthy retirement going forward.
“The temporary closure will not only allow our new contractor to set themselves up at the site but enable us to clear away waste and improve the site before the number of visitors rises again as the weather improves.
“We apologise for any inconvenience this short closure causes to local residents but we look forward to welcoming them back to an even better recycling and reuse centre in March.”
During the temporary month-long closure, which begins from Saturday, 29 January, people will be able to continue recycling items at the other centres in Towcester, Daventry and Northampton’s Sixfields.