Poynton Conservatives are fighting plans by Cheshire East’s Cabinet – made up of Labour and Independent councillors – to close Poynton’s Household Waste and Recycling Site on Anson Road. 

Cheshire East are holding a “public consultation” on the future of the Household Waste sites across the county. They are asking people to choose between four options – however, ALL four options include closing the Poynton site. 

The only way to keep Poynton’s site open is to support “no change”.

The Poynton site is not underused – Cheshire East’s figures for average users per day show that Poynton is fifth out of eight sites, and is better used than those at Congleton, Bollington and Middlewich. The Poynton site is also used by residents from Disley, Lyme Handley and Adlington. Cheshire East want to close Poynton’s site, despite Bollington having a smaller population and being closer to the Macclesfield site.

Poynton’s Conservative councillors oppose closing the Poynton site – it will have many bad results:

  • More illegal fly-tipping
  • Longer car journeys, wasting residents’ time and greatly increasing traffic and air pollution. 
  • Less Recycling – people will throw items that cannot be recycled in the silver bins, such as batteries, light bulbs and electrical goods, into the black bins that go to landfill.
  • Inappropriate items like rubble will be put in the black bins
  • People may burn waste – causing smoke and carbon dioxide pollution

It is a 14 miles round trip from Poynton to the Bollington site (via the A523), and 21 miles return to the Macclesfield site at the Moss, on the far side of the town. 

Please complete the Cheshire East consultation online: https://surveys.cheshireeast.gov.uk/s/HWRCReview2020/ 

To receive this questionnaire in another format, please email randc@cheshireeast.gov.uk or call Cheshire East customer services on 0300 123 5011.

The deadline for completion is 5pm on Monday 4 January 2021. Do not leave it to other people to complete the survey and support keeping the Poynton waste site open – they may be leaving it to you.