This in from the council, in their own words. Ed
The Isle of Wight Council’s waste partner, Amey, has welcomed the approval of a scheme to improve the Lynnbottom household waste recycling centre (HWRC) near Newport.
A meeting of the Isle of Wight Council Planning Committee (19 January) approved an application for the scheme, which will see the number of recycling bays for vehicles increase from 11 to 17 and a new trade waste area, including a weighbridge, installed.
As part of the redevelopment, three surrounding public footpaths will also be improved.
The new development will contribute to the waste contract achieving its target recycling rates of 55 per cent by 2020 and landfill diversion rate of 90 per cent by 2020.
Amey will now finalise a programme for the works, which it is proposed will take place during the late spring, to be completed by early summer.
Closed for two weeks
Lynnbottom will remain open as normal, but a closure of around two weeks will be required during the construction period – at which time Amey will provide further information as to alternative recycling facilities. These dates will be confirmed in due course.
The programme of works will take into account local events or road closures, and Lynnbottom HWRC will remain open as much as possible while it is upgraded.
Use Afton Marsh
Residents who need to dispose of waste or recycling during any closure can take it to Afton Marsh HWRC, which will be opened every day of the week during the works at Lynnbottom.
The mobile HWRC will visit locations across the Island to help residents recycle more, and a full list of visits will be published soon.
Tim Marks, planning manager for Amey said:
“We are very pleased the council’s Planning Committee has approved the application for the improvement at Lynnbottom HWRC. Not only will this improve the service and efficiency of Lynnbottom HWRC for residents, it will also help increase recycling rates.
“The new trade waste area will bring the Island in line with similar centres on the mainland where any traders need to have their vehicle loads checked, weighed and disposed of correctly. This is a very important part of the redevelopment and we will inform traders of the new procedures they must follow in the run up to when the new system will be put in place.”
Improvements will reduce queuing
Isle of Wight Council Executive member for sustainability, Councillor Luisa Hillard, said,
“Residents have already been telling me that Lynnbottom HWRC is cleaner and more pleasant to use. These further improvements will reduce queuing on the main road for users and will help to enforce proper disposal of trade waste, as per the law.”
More information on waste services, including what items can be recycled at the Island’s two HWRCs, can be found at www.iwight.com/waste
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