A TOWN'S residents will be able to use a recycling centre in Wrexham on a trial basis following a four-year ban, a councillor has said.

In June 2020, Wrexham Council banned non-Wrexham residents from using its Plas Madoc site, leaving people living in Llangollen with 32-mile round trip to the nearest Denbighshire tip in Ruthin.

The alternative has been to use the temporary ‘pop-up’ recycling facility set up for a few hours on the Llangollen Pavilion car park on Saturday mornings - which was halted during the Covid lockdowns.   

Over a 1,000 people signed a petition demanding that Llangollen should have a more convenient recycling facility. 

Last year, Denbighshire Council negotiated a deal with Wrexham Council enabling Llangollen residents to use the Plas Madoc. From March 18, this came into effect.

Llangollen county councillor Karen Edwards has issued a subsequent update - saying that it will be on a three-month trial basis.

She said: "People of the Dee Valley care about recycling. We know that because over 1,000 people signed a petition I helped to launch over three years ago. 

"Councils are expected to work together to make best use of the property assets and to the residents of the Dee Valley it seemed an obvious choice that we should be using the recycling facility at Plas Madoc rather than having a 32-mile round trip to Ruthin to dispose of our waste.

"We finally achieved a success of sorts for Llangollen (LL20 postcode) because we now have access to Plas Madoc via the Denbighshire County Council booking system. It will run for a trial period of three months from March 18 to June 17.

"Both Wrexham and Denbighshire Councils will need to satisfy themselves that the financial arrangements are fair to both parties and that the system works effectively. Details of how the booking system operates can be found at this link: website https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/bins-and-recycling/visiting-our-waste-and-recycling-parks.aspx or via customer services 01824 706000."

She added: "We are not ‘out of the woods’ entirely as the access is for a trial period, but if the service proves itself, I will be working to ensure that it continues.

"Anyone with issues about the arrangement can contact me."