HEREFORDSHIRE Council has decided to open the Ross-on-Wye Household Recycling Centre for an extra day after a successful trial over the spring and summer.

The Station Approach centre is one of the busiest in the county, and a growing local population has meant an increased demand for the service.

Council chiefs conducted a six month pilot to establish whether the extra day would meet increasing local demand for the service and ease traffic congestion at busy times.

Officers also carried out visitor surveys during the pilot to measure the success of the trial.

Only 12.9 per cent of those who responded to the July 2019 public consultation exercise thought that opening days should be reduced, implying that there is majority support for an extension in days.

The council found that the additional opening over the trial period reduced queuing vehicles out on to the busy

Station Approach road off, which the site is located adjacent to.

The centre is open from 8am to 6pm Monday, Thursday and Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sundays and bank holidays except Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.