Stratford's recycling centre closes temporarily - The Leamington Observer

Stratford's recycling centre closes temporarily

Leamington Editorial 31st Aug, 2023 Updated: 31st Aug, 2023   0

THE WEEKEND trip to the tip is off for Stratford residents.

Burton Farm recycling centre has had to temporarily close after a farm vehicle damaged the bridge that runs over the only entrance.

The tip will be closed for up to four weeks while Network Rail repair the bridge and the entrance way.

Warwickshire County Council said it apologised to anyone who had booked an appointment at the site over the next month or was planning to make a visit. Everyone who has made a booking should have received an email informing them of the temporary site closure.

Stratford residents who are thinking of making a household waste recycling centre booking over the coming weeks are advised that alternative recycling centres are located at Shipston, Wellesbourne, Cherry Orchard in Kenilworth and Princes Drive in Leamington.

There will be regular social media and website updates to make residents aware of when Burton Farm will be able to reopen to the public.

WCC environment spokesperson Coun Heather Timms said: “The damage to the bridge over the entrance to Burton Farm, though accidental, is very frustrating and I would like to extend the apologies from the council to anyone whose recycling centre bookings have been disrupted as a result.

“Stratford residents have made tremendous progress reusing, recycling and composting their household waste and we hope to see these positive behaviours continue despite a temporary longer journey to one of Warwickshire’s other recycling centres.”

Find out more about household waste recycling in Warwickshire at


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