Newport to get new recycling centre

Telford and Wrekin Council are to create a new community recycling centre (CRC) in Newport to increase recycling rates.

The new facility will replace the Council's existing CRC in the town, which the Council says is too small with poor access, which in the longer term restricts the amount of recycling there.

The new CRC is planned to open in 2012.

A new super CRC will also be built in the Hortonwood area and will include a waste bulking station, which will help the borough to meet its longer term requirements for dealing with household waste and reducing the amount and associated costs of sending waste to landfill.

This new super site, which is hoped to open in 2013, will also give a long-term alternative to any proposals that may come forward to build waste incinerators in the borough.

Once open, this combined facility will allow the Council to develop more effective means of managing longer term waste disposal more effectively.

Councillor Adrian Lawrence, cabinet member for Environment, said: "These changes will mean that Newport and the surrounding rural area will have recycling facilities that are really fit for purpose and that will help us to continue to drive up recycling rates."

Further information:
Telford and Wrekin Council