Work starts on new Household Recycling Centre at Kington
Herefordshire Councilís waste management contractor, Mercia Waste Management, has announced that work commenced this week (beginning 1st June 2015) to construct the new Household Recycling Centre (HRC) to serve Kington and surrounding villages in Herefordshire.
The new site, which is for household waste only, is located off the A4111 to the south of the town, and is modelled on similar split-level facilities as at Ledbury, Ross-on Wye, Leominster, Bromyard and Hereford. It will be able to accept a range of recyclable materials, green garden waste and mixed waste from householders on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
As with other facilities in Herefordshire, the site will be run by Merciaís sister company, Severn Waste Services, and is expected to be open for business by Christmas this year. The HRCs in Herefordshire are currently diverting some 73% of delivered waste away from landfill, making a substantial contribution to the Councilís overall recycling rate. Following competitive tender, the construction contract was awarded to Swansea based civil engineers Dyer & Butler.
The new HRC is part of Merciaís 25-year waste treatment and recycling contract with Herefordshire Council and Worcestershire County Council. The company handles around 370,000 tonnes of municipal waste and recycling materials across the two counties each year. Over 100,000 tonnes of this waste is delivered by the public to the HRCs each year.