Enfield Council extends opening hours at Barrowell Green recycling centre

Enfield Independent: Recycle more at Barrowell Green this summer Recycle more at Barrowell Green this summer

GREEN fingered residents who asked for more time to recycle have been granted their request by the council.

The Barrowell Green recycling centre, in Winchmore Hill, which takes a range of household waste including batteries, fridges, plasterboard and scrap metal, will open until 7.30pm from its usual closing time of 4.15pm.

The extended hours will come in from April 2 to September 30, on Tuesdays and Fridays every week.

Enfield Council said the decision was based on feedback from a residents’ survey when respondents said they would like longer nights at Barrowell Green during the summer so they can use the site after work.

Environment cabinet member Terry Neville said: “We have listened and acted.”

For full details of what can be recycled, see here: http://www.enfield.gov.uk/info/531/refuse-household_waste-disposal_sites/45/barrowell_green_recycling_centre/1

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11:58am Tue 23 Mar 10

Amulshah says...

I think it is good that part of Enfield council is encouraging recycling. It's a shame that not all of it is.

I recently went to the recycle bins near Cockfosters station to recycle some stuff. There was a car parked in the one space that is there for parking. I thus parked on the pavement so that I could drop my recycling items into the bins and would not be blocking traffic. I never switched my car off and was only there for 30 seconds. Cockfosters road is a busy road and if I did not park on the pavement I would have been blocking the road a bit and it would have been dangerous for me to come out of the car as the cars on this road go fast.

I was shocked to receive a parking fine for parking on the pavement a few days later. There is a CCTV camera facing the recycle bins to catch people doing this. I think this is highly unfair. The council should be encouraging people to recycle, not punishing them for it.

What my options are?
Should I not recycle?
or should I not have parked on the pavement and thus risked my life and other drivers?

I will be paying this fine, but I am really disappointed with Enfield Council for what seems a cheap money grabbing scheme. I'm sure the CCTV camera is there on purpose to capture several recyclers who will naturally park on the pavement.
I think it is good that part of Enfield council is encouraging recycling. It's a shame that not all of it is. I recently went to the recycle bins near Cockfosters station to recycle some stuff. There was a car parked in the one space that is there for parking. I thus parked on the pavement so that I could drop my recycling items into the bins and would not be blocking traffic. I never switched my car off and was only there for 30 seconds. Cockfosters road is a busy road and if I did not park on the pavement I would have been blocking the road a bit and it would have been dangerous for me to come out of the car as the cars on this road go fast. I was shocked to receive a parking fine for parking on the pavement a few days later. There is a CCTV camera facing the recycle bins to catch people doing this. I think this is highly unfair. The council should be encouraging people to recycle, not punishing them for it. What my options are? Should I not recycle? or should I not have parked on the pavement and thus risked my life and other drivers? I will be paying this fine, but I am really disappointed with Enfield Council for what seems a cheap money grabbing scheme. I'm sure the CCTV camera is there on purpose to capture several recyclers who will naturally park on the pavement. Amulshah

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