Halton will stop dumping rubbish in Arpley tip

Warrington Guardian: David Mowat MP, third from left, with Arpley protestors David Mowat MP, third from left, with Arpley protestors

HALTON Borough Council will no longer use Warrington as a dump for its rubbish.

The news was revealed in a letter to Warrington South MP David Mowat, who had written to the six councils in the region who still dump their waste in Arpley tip.

Clr Polhill confirmed the council had signed a new waste contract which would see no more Halton rubbish brought in to the tip.

Warrington Borough Council has not sent rubbish to the tip since last year, leaving only outside authorities still using the site which is subject of a planning appeal by its owners who want to increase its operating life for a further 12 years.

The move has been opposed by residents and backed up by politicians in the town who want to see the site closed.

Mr Mowat said: “This is an extremely significant development. The key argument over Arpley has been over where Merseyside and Halton would dump their waste if the site closed.

"This week’s announcement shows that there is now even less demand for Arpley than when councillors threw out the first application.

“I congratulate Halton Borough Council for following Warrington’s lead and reducing their reliance on landfill.

"I hope that the site can now be finally closed so that the families who live nearby can get on with their lives once again.”

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3:00pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Mr Allen says...

Typical,a handful of people get their way in Warrington yet despite objections from Runcorn residents we have an incinerator and a bridge thrown at us.
Typical,a handful of people get their way in Warrington yet despite objections from Runcorn residents we have an incinerator and a bridge thrown at us. Mr Allen
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5:16pm Fri 21 Mar 14

old-codger says...

Mr Allen wrote:
Typical,a handful of people get their way in Warrington yet despite objections from Runcorn residents we have an incinerator and a bridge thrown at us.
Which handful of people would you be talking about Mr Allen.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Allen[/bold] wrote: Typical,a handful of people get their way in Warrington yet despite objections from Runcorn residents we have an incinerator and a bridge thrown at us.[/p][/quote]Which handful of people would you be talking about Mr Allen. old-codger
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9:23am Sat 22 Mar 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Mr Allen wrote:
Typical,a handful of people get their way in Warrington yet despite objections from Runcorn residents we have an incinerator and a bridge thrown at us.
You clearly don't know the background of this subject!
[quote][p][bold]Mr Allen[/bold] wrote: Typical,a handful of people get their way in Warrington yet despite objections from Runcorn residents we have an incinerator and a bridge thrown at us.[/p][/quote]You clearly don't know the background of this subject! GRUMPY PARENT
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