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By Staff Reporter

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Waterford Recycling Centre in Forres...Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Waterford Recycling Centre in Forres...Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

A TEMPORARY restriction on waste disposal is in place at Waterford Recycling Centre.

Forres Community Council raised the issue at their last meeting, with some members claiming the public are at great inconvenience as a result of the Moray Council measures that have been designed to alleviate the knock-on effects of Elgin's Moycroft Waste Transfer and Treatment Centre refurbishment.

A waste manager at the local authority confirmed that, in conjunction with health and safety staff, the aim is to minimise congestion at Waterford while reducing the risk of vehicle and pedestrian movement.

He said: "Our household waste and recycling centres are being blocked up by large vehicles and trailers, and there is a large amount of waste being deposited each time these vehicles enter a site. Our skips are therefore being filled up quickly and, with Moycroft undergoing extensive refurbishment, full containers are instead being taken to Dallachy landfill site.

"So that we can make our skip and storage bay capacity last as long as possible, for the benefit of residents to allow them to deposit as many types of waste and recycling as possible throughout the day, we’re asking users to deposit smaller amounts of waste using smaller vehicles, and those with larger loads should take these directly to Dallachy. This is expected to be a short-term measure, in place until Moycroft is operational again. We apologise for the inconvenience meantime, but public safety remains a priority."

Forres Community Council chairman Graham Hilditch told his colleagues of his recent experience at Waterford.

He said: "They are refusing trailers that are over six feet in length or have a twin-wheel base. They are asking folk with trailers to travel 40 miles to Dallachy. The carbon footprint will be more that way than one council lorry-load. The measures will also encourage local fly-tipping."



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