Ware Household Recycling Centre
Construction of a new Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in Ware is set to get underway imminently with Waste Management and Construction specialists Mick George Ltd contracted to complete Bulk Earthworks and drainage works on behalf of Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd.
The site on Westmill Road, Ware has been labelled as the first ‘supersite’ in the country courtesy of its exclusive capabilities which allow for depositing waste without the need for lifting or carrying up steps.
The amenity is four times larger than the existing premises and has been modernised to handle up to 300,000 visits a year and up to 10,000 tonnes of waste a year.
Plans also reveal an internal access road, 38 parking / unloading bays, a fenced off area for dedicated container movements and a dedicated reuse centre where residents can deposit, browse and buy reusable items that would have otherwise been thrown away.
The facility is seen to be critical in satisfying the anticipated population growth in the Hertfordshire region over the next 15 years, courtesy of the 100,000 new homes that are projected to be built.
The current Ware HWRC dates back to the 1970’s and was closed on May 29th for one year. Local residents have been advised to visit alternative stations at Hoddesdon and Turnford.
Michael George, Managing Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’Having invested a lot of time and money in creating and operating numerous Waste Recycling Centre’s for our own purpose, we understand the complexities involved.’’
George continued: ‘’Our experience and understanding in this environment combined with our first-class Earthworks provision puts us in a strong position to play our part in delivering a fantastic facility that will prove environmentally beneficial for generations to come.’’