Works start on new household waste recycling centre
|23rd October 2018|
Works to develop a new household waste recycling centre in north Powys have started, the county council has announced.
Contractors Alun Griffiths Ltd have started work on the new centre at the Dyffryn Industrial Estate in Newtown on behalf of Powys County Council.
The site, which is owned by the council, was granted planning permission earlier this year and will complement the other council-owned sites in Brecon, Llandrindod Wells and Ystradgynlais.
Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Recycling and Waste, said: "I'm delighted that work has started on our new household waste recycling centre in Newtown. This will be a considerable improvement on the current site in Newtown, which is not ideal due to its size, layout and location.
"The investment in this new centre is part of our long-term plans to secure strategic recycling and waste facilities across the county. Having household waste recycling centres in our ownership provides more opportunities get value for money and help secure this valued service.
"Household waste recycling centres are an essential element for achieving the Welsh Government's ambitious target to recycle at least 70 per centre of waste by 2025."