Thursday, 12 December 2013

"New state of the art recycling centre for Sidmouth area"

"In 2012/13 Devon produced 350,000 tonnes of household waste. Whilst Devon residents recycle 55% of this, the remainder goes to landfill. Our target is to recycle 65% of waste by 2019/20."

SIDMOUTH: New recycling centre opens

12th December 2013

A new £2.3 million recycling centre serving Sidmouth, Ottery and surrounding villages was set to open this morning (Tuesday, December 10th).

Formally named Sidmouth Recycling Centre, the facility is located about 300metres south of the old centre on the C808 road near Bowd between Sidmouth and Otteryand replaces the old centre at Woods Farm. 

Devon County Council (DCC) is to officially open the new centre at 11am today, with the gates set to open and welcome customers at 11.30am.

The old site closed permanently at the end of Sunday, December 8th and equipment was moved between the old and new facilities before the latter’s opening.

New state of the art recycling centre for Sidmouth area

Sidmouth recycling centre
Posted on: 3 December 2013
Devon County Council has officially opened its brand new state of the art Recycling Centre which will serve Sidmouth, Ottery St Mary and the surrounding villages.
The facility replaces the old centre at Woods Farm which is now inadequate to meet modern demands. It is located about 300metres south of the old centre on the C808 road near Bowd between Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary.
The new larger centre will give residents a far superior service with minimal queuing and congestion and will make it far easier and convenient to recycle.
The site is a ‘split level’ design where the public can deposit items for recycling or disposal in various containers placed at a lower level, without the need to climb steps. The majority of HGV movements will take place separately from the public area which will enable the site to remain open to the public when waste containers are being exchanged.
A traffic loop system with ample car parking will ensure a smooth flow of traffic preventing the problem of stationary vehicles blocking the access and exit route. Overall, the site is of a design and capacity that will prevent vehicles from having to queue on the Public Highway during peak periods or container exchanges, as happened at the old site.
The new facility is expected to receive approximately 5000 tonnes of household waste annually and will recycle around 80% of all the waste brought in. Dedicated facilities will be available for householders to recycle glass (bottles and window glass), paper, cardboard, cans, textiles, metals, wood, garden waste, plastic bottles, carrier bags, clean mixed plastic packaging, engine oil, vegetable oil, lead-acid batteries, domestic batteries, tyres, fridges, televisions, fluorescent tubes, domestic appliances & electrical equipment, mobile phones, gas cylinders, plasterboard and soil/rubble.
The site will also provide facilities to recycle carpets, mattresses and bulky plastics. Facilities will also be available for the safe disposal of small quantities of household chemicals and non-recyclable waste. There is also a dedicated sales area where suitable salvaged items can be purchased for re-use.
SITA UK Ltd will be operating the site for the County Council and all the staff at the old site will transfer across to the new facility.
The site, which has been leased to the Council by Clinton Devon Estates, and the adjacent field, will be sympathetically landscaped and planted with around 5,000 trees and shrubs to screen the site and minimize the visual impact on the area.
The new site will be open every day from 8am until 4.30pm Mondays to Fridays. 10am until 4.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays (winter hours).
Councillor Roger Croad, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environmental and Regulatory Services says, “The old site at Woods Farm had reached its capacity and was inadequate for modern demands. This new site brings local recycling facilities bang up to date with a much improved amenity. I’m sure visitors will find it much easier to use compared to the old one.”
Councillor Stuart Hughes, local member for Sidmouth, says, “I am very grateful to Lord Clinton and Clinton Devon Estates for allowing the County Council to use and develop this fantastic site for the benefit of the community. We have worked hard on this project for a number of years, from first finding the right location through to completion of this start of the art civic amenity recycling centre. The Woods Farm centre is one of the County’s top performing centres but it isn’t user friendly, which limits its use.  The new site, which I’m very excited about, will offer people a much improved service which will encourage more people to recycle more often.”
Councillor Claire Wright, local member for Ottery St.Mary says; “I’m really glad that the new recycling centre will be open soon. The current one is tiny and inadequate and can cause tailbacks along the road between Tipton and the Bowd Inn. I have been impressed with the attention to detail in the design of the new recycling centre, especially as it is in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It will have very little visual impact on the landscape, with all the planting.  I hope that recycling rates will get a boost when the new centre opens.”
Chris Chandler, Project Manager for the scheme says, “We hope the local residents like the new facilities and take advantage of this new service. The site will make the whole process of recycling waste far easier and will further help recycle as much waste as possible and divert more and more waste from landfill.”

South West Highways’ Managing Director, Ben Pyle says: “We are really pleased to have undertaken the construction works to bring this impressive facility to fruition,  It is a fantastic asset for the local community, which is particularly satisfying for us and our staff, being somuch an integral part of that community.”
Phil Rudin, Regional Manager of SITA UK, the company that will be operating the site for Devon County Council, says: “There is a real sense of anticipation and excitement amongst our recycling team as we prepare to move to the new centre, which is bigger, better and befitting of the local area.  We hope that the improved facilities will encourage even more people to come along and put their waste to good use.”
In 2012/13 Devon produced 350,000 tonnes of household waste. Whilst Devon residents recycle 55% of this, the remainder goes to landfill. Our target is to recycle 65% of waste by 2019/20.
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Devon tops recycling league

Saturday, November 12, 2011
12:00 PM
Devon is England’s top recycling county, with a recycling rate of 55 per cent for the year 2010/11.
Four other county authorities (Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire and Suffolk) are following closely behind with a recycling rate of 54 per cent.
Devon has come a long way in the last 20 years from a recycling rate of just two per cent in 1990/91. This was considered a high achievement at that time and Devon won the BT and Friends of the Earth first “Recycling County” award.
Cabinet member for environment and community, Councillor Roger Croad, says: “Our high rate of recycling is down to the commitment of residents and we would like to say a big thank you to them. People have responded well to the ‘Don’t let Devon go to Waste’ campaign and, together with our district colleagues, we feel that our recycling services in Devon are some of the best in the country. The challenge for everyone is to help Devon stay at the top by recycling as much as possible, please keep up the good work!”
Devon currently has 19 recycling centres and approximately 290 drop/bring sites. District household recycling collections cover virtually 100 per cent of the county, with Teignbridge recycling the most at a rate of 57 per cent.
Devon generates around 378,000 tonnes of rubbish every year, of which 171,000 tonnes goes to landfill. By the year 2020, the county is hoping to recycle 62 per cent of waste.
Overall, waste in Devon continues to decrease and is now at the same level as we were in 2005/06 demonstrating that actions to reduce waste are beginning to become the norm. However, Devon’s overall waste when compared to other county areas still remains fairly high therefore we all need to do more to reduce waste and recycle as much as possible. The average person in the UK produces 449kg of waste a year compared to 506kg per person in Devon.
One easy way to reduce waste is to cut down on your addressed junk mail by registering with the Mailing Preference Service at www.mpsonline.org.uk/mpsr or by calling the information line on 0845 703 4599.
For people who are not sure what to recycle or have yet to pick up the recycling habit, the recycledevon.org website can help. The website contains details of recycling collections, ordering replacement containers and nearest recycling centres as well as being a resource for garden tips, savvy shopping and saving money. The Recycle Trail videos trace the journey that takes place for materials collected from your home to the reprocessor and then ultimately back into new products.
Devon tops recycling league - News - Sidmouth Herald

See also: 
Sidmouth recycling centre - public consultation over sites - News - Sidmouth Herald
Public view Sidmouth recycling centre plans - News - Sidmouth Herald
New Recycling Centre ‘open by 2013’ - News - Sidmouth Herald

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