Delay to reopening of recycling station

1 October 2011

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THE opening of the state-of-the-art recycling centre in Imberhorne Lane will be delayed until January, after the discovery of unforeseen problems including soil contamination.

East Grinstead’s Household Waste Recycling Site, which was closed for a £1.6million refurbishment last March, was due to reopen this autumn.

But a spokeswoman for contractors Viridor said the work will not now be completed until Christmas Eve, after delays caused by the results of soil analysis tests.

Meanwhile East Grinstead residents can still use the site at weekends, and by arrangement with East Sussex District Council they are also being allowed to use the dump at Forest Row.

Mid Sussex District Council has reduced the cost of arranging the pick-up of bulky goods from homes while the Imberhorne Lane site is out of action.

Tips are also available at Crawley, Horsham and Burgess Hill.