Defibrillator at recycling centre

Each of Wrexham’s three recycling centres has its own defibrillator that members of the public can access during the operating hours of the sites.

FCC Environment, who manage our recycling centres in Wrexham, has recently completed installation of Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) at the Bryn Lane, Brymbo (The Lodge) and Plas Madoc facilities.

There’s signage at each of the recycling centres to show where the defibrillator is located, and you can ask one of the attendants who can help you access the PAD.

What is a PAD?

PADs are devices that can be lifesaving. They are located in publicly available areas and deliver an electric shock to a casualty in cardiac arrest. These devices are simple, safe to use, and save lives. No training is required to use a PAD.

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Cllr David a Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “Having Public Access Defibrillators in the recycling centres is a really positive step, and we thank FCC Environment for making these life-saving devices available to the public. Hopefully the PADs won’t ever be needed, but it’s important to have them available in case of emergency. The more we have out there for the community to access can only a good thing, and will help save more lives.”

You can get some useful information about what to do if someone is in cardiac arrest on the Welsh Government website:

Opening hours

As a reminder, here are the operating hours for each recycling centre:

Bryn Lane, Wrexham Industrial Estate LL13 9UT

• 8am – 8pm year round

The Lodge, Brymbo, Wrexham LL11 5NR

• March 9am – 6pm
• April to August 9am – 8pm
• September 9am – 6pm
• October to February 9am – 4pm

Wynnstay Bank, Plas Madoc, Wrexham LL14 3ES

• March 9am – 6pm
• April to August 9am – 8pm
• September 9am – 6pm
• October to February 9am – 4pm

Make use of your local recycling centre

Are you using your local recycling centre as much as you could? You’ll no doubt know that you can bring things like paper, glass, wood, garden waste and electrical items to the recycling centres to be recycled – the usual stuff – but there’s actually much more than this.

Get more info about Wrexham’s recycling centres by reading this article…

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