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Newark's waste and recycling centre on Brunel Drive overrun and smelling foul on Sunday due to Newark Showground events

Newark’s waste and recycling centre was said to be overrun with waste and smelling foul on Sunday.

The centre on Brunel Drive was so full that waste spilled onto the pavement and the road, causing an eyesore and a horrendous smell, said one witness.

Lyn Bull could not dispose of her garden waste, because the tip was so full.

Newark Recycling Centre. Credit: Google Maps (43021262)
Newark Recycling Centre. Credit: Google Maps (43021262)

She said: “What’s the problem at the Newark waste and recycling centre?

“We pay our rates for this pleasure? The smell was horrendous. What a disgrace.

“Having been a resident in Newark for near to 40 years, we have never seen this before.

“Council get your act together. The people of Newark deserve better.”

The centre is managed by Veolia on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council.

Veolia confirmed there were issues on Sunday.

It blamed traffic congestion of up to an hour, caused by events at Newark Showground, for its skip lorries not being able to get through to remove the accumulation of waste and recycling.

The contractor said: “On Sunday, significant traffic congestion in the local area delayed the arrival of collection vehicles to the Household Recycling Centre in Newark.

“The team on site worked hard to ensure that it remained operational and all recycling and waste was cleared as quickly as possible.”

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