THE RE-OPENING of Dorchester's household tip has been praised by Dorchester councillor Molly Rennie.

She says the staff at the town’s household recycling centre at Louds Mill have managed the site well and have got people in an out to dump their rubbish and recycling without problems.

Cllr Rennie also thanked Dorchester residents who she said had not been a panic to get rid of their items and the queues which had developed at the site had remained at manageable levels.

She said that even when the full containers had to be removed staff managed to keep the road clear so the operation could be completed as quickly as possible.

There have been recent calls from councillors in the town for Dorchester to have a new tip site with an inquiry last year acknowledging that the site was cramped and inadequate for the town’s growing population.

Other sites have been looked at including Poundbury, Bridport Road and near the Kingston Maurward roundabout, but none have been progressed by Dorset Council. An expansion of the existing site has also been considered but this is thought to be unlikely to happen because additional space in the area is needed for an expansion of the adjoining sewage works and the tip itself is close to the river.