The town’s existing Household Recycling Centre (HRC), off Hundred Road, must close by December 2023 under its current planning consent. To ensure that residents have continued access to household waste recycling services, the council’s Waste Team is proposing to relocate the facility to a site adjacent to the March Waste Transfer station in Melbourne Avenue.
A new permanent facility will offer increased capacity to meet the needs of the county’s growing population, while also meeting best practice operational and health and safety standards.
The proposed option is a split-level design, maximising the capacity for queueing vehicles off the public highway and with separate Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV) access. It is also proposed to have separate access for cyclists and pedestrians, a reuse shop and segregation between the public and operational areas to avoid the need to close the site when exchanging recycling and waste containers.
The public consultation has now closed. Thank you to all those who took part.
The findings of the consultation will be fed into a planning application for the new facility, which is expected to be submitted later this year.