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Bath Recycling Centre

View and comment on plans for a new waste and recycling centre for residents in Bath.

Bath & North East Somerset Council is preparing plans for a new recycling centre for residents in the city. This will replace the existing city recycling centre at Midland Road and will complement the recently delivered Keynsham Recycling Hub. The new facility will ensure that residents in the city continue to have easy access to household recycling services.

The new recycling centre will be located at an existing council depot at Locksbrook Road to the west of the city centre.

A planning application for the new recycling centre is being prepared. Prior to submitting the planning application, the council is running a programme of public engagement and has established this dedicated website to provide an overview of the emerging proposals and an opportunity for members of the community to provide comments.

A drop-in exhibition of the proposals will also be held as follows:

Date: Tuesday 18 June 2024

Time: 2pm - 6.30pm

Venue: Former Fleet Workshop & MOT Test Centre, Locksbrook Rd, BA1 3EL (Opposite Horstman)

You can read an overview of the proposals here and view the proposed site layout on an interactive map here.


Pre-application engagement

May 2024 to June 2024

An opportunity for members of the public to view and comment on the emerging plans.

Planning application submitted

July 2024 to August 2024

A planning application will be submitted to the local planning authority. 

Statutory consultation on submitted plans

August 2024

The local planning authority will carry out statutory consultation on the submitted plans, providing a further opportunity for members of the public to comment, along with statutory consultees.

Planning application determined

Autumn/Winter 2024

The planning authority will  make a decision on whether to grant planning permission.

The new Bath Recycling Centre opens

Autumn 2025

If planning permission is granted, it is anticipated that the new recycling centre will open in the Autumn of 2025, with the Midland Road centre closing once the new centre is operational.

Find out more and have your say: