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Lib Dems continue to push for better recycling in St Albans

November 18, 2011 3:19 PM

St Albans Liberal Democrats have continued to press for better recycling facilities at the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) serving St Albans, proposing a council motion for the next Council meeting calling for the District Council's land next to the HWRC site being used to expand the recycling centre.

This follows the Lib Dem attempt at the last council meeting to press for recycling facilities to be expanded, which was unsuccessful when the Labour Party and the Conservatives voted against, while the Green Party councillor abstained.

"There has been a lot of scaremongering about the future of the recycling centre," said Chris White, who proposed the motion. "We are putting forward a clear, effective and reasonable solution which would see the current site expanded and maintained."

"It's unfortunate that we have to bring the issue up again this time," said Janet Churchard, who seconded the amendment at the last meeting, "but I think this reflects the importance both the local residents and the Lib Dems attach to the future of this recycling facility. Many residents in Marshalswick use this centre, and would welcome its expansion. I hope that we can achieve cross-party support for this plan, this time."

The full text of the motion is reproduced below:

"This Council considers that the current household waste recycling centre serving St Albans should be expanded to include adjacent land currently owned by this council and calls upon the Cabinet to work with the county council to expand this facility and improve road access so as to:

Proposed by Cllr Chris White (Lib Dem, Clarence Ward)

Seconded by Cllr Melvyn Teare (Lib Dem, Marshalswick South Ward)