The Eastern District Civic Amenity Site is to be re-branded the Eastern Domestic Waste Recycling Centre with effect from Friday May 1st, 2015, the site’s operator, Douglas Borough Council, has confirmed.
Chairman of the joint Eastern District Civic Amenity Site committee Councillor Bill Malarkey said: ‘The re-brand reflects the heightened focus on and importance of recycling and, in support of this, the site will be closed for two days to allow for some important safety works, a reconfiguration of the recycling facilities to make them more user-friendly and to install new signage. There will also be additional space allocated for items brought in for re-use.
‘Bringing about these changes has incurred a modest cost, but if in doing so we are able to encourage more households to recycle their domestic waste, then that cost will be recovered very quickly through the savings made in gate fees at the energy from waste plant and the value of recyclable materials, and there will be continued savings to the ratepayers.
The Eastern District Civic Amenity Site will close on Tuesday 28th April at 6.45 p.m. and re-open as the Eastern Domestic Waste Recycling Centre on Friday May 1st at 2.15pm.
Domestic users may use the site to recycle:
• Scrap metal (ferrous and non-ferrous);
• Green waste;
• Plastic bottles;
• Glass bottles;
• Hardcore from DIY activities (in limited quantities);
• Car batteries;
• Household batteries;
• Fluorescent tubes and lamps;
• Engine oil
• Fridges and freezers (charges apply);
• TVs and PC monitors (charges apply);
• Small electrical appliances;
• General household waste for the Energy from Waste Plant
The Eastern district civic amenity site joint committee is a joint committee of the local authorities for Douglas, Onchan, Braddan, Laxey , Lonan and Santon.
Between April 1st and September 30th the site is open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 7pm and from 8am to 4pm on Sundays and bank holidays. Between October 1st and March 31st the site is open from 8am to 4pm all week. On Senior Race Day opening hours are 8am to 4pm.
The site is closed on New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Tynwald Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
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