16 June 2010

Improvements to Northamptonshire County Council's household waste recycling centres are now well underway with the new reuse shops ready for business next week.

The county council announced earlier this year a new contract with Enterprise Managed Services (EMS) to manage our recycling centres.

The new contract features many improvements including more convenient opening hours, a better layout of sites to encourage recycling and the creation of off-site shops for the sale of reusable items, freeing-up room at the sites to provide more recycling services.

The new six new re-use shops are ready to open on June 21st and are in convenient locations across the county.

From Monday, people will still be able to drop-off any unwanted items at the designated drop off points and instead of them being sold at the site, they will be taken and sold at one of the new re-use shops.

Cabinet member for highways, minerals and waste Councillor Heather Smith said: “This contract will deliver many improvements and is the best one to take us forward to meet the challenges that lie ahead and bring about more recycling in Northamptonshire.

“I am confident the relocation of the reuse shops will not only allow more space for the development of the recycling centres but also make it easier for more people to access and buy the reusable goods.”

The six reuse shops are located at:

  • Ace Reuse, 5 Ironstone Way, Quarry Road, Brixworth
  • Ace Reuse, 17 Cunliffe Drive, Kettering
  • Northampton Reuse Store, 3 St Peters Way, Northampton
  • Recyclemart, Rannock House, Geddington Road, Corby
  • Recyclemart, 61 Daventry High Street, Daventry
  • The Reuse and Recycle Centre, 5 Eaton Walk, Rushden

All suitable reusable items left at the county council’s household waste recycling centres will be sent to the nearest reuse shop where they will be available for sale.

For more information about the county council’s household waste recycling centres please visit