Carnaby recycling plant to be bought by council

Carnaby waste recycling plant.
Carnaby waste recycling plant.

A COUNCIL is set to buy the household waste recycling site at Carnaby as part of a multi-million pound scheme to develop East Riding waste collection sites.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council jointly manages the site, in partnership with Hull City Council, with FCC Environment - however the current contract is due to end in March 2014. Under the £4.269 million development the Carnaby TLS household waste recycling site and waste transfer building will be bought and modernised by the council. A further waste transfer station will also be developed in Goole.

The purchase of the Carnaby site will ensure the waste collection in the Bridlington area can run efficiently over the next 20 to 30 years.

A spokesperson for East Riding Council said: “The purchase of the entire site, its modernisation plus the development of a waste transfer station at Goole could cost up to £4.269 million.

“When the Carnaby site is council-owned it will be the hub of local recycling operations for the Bridlington area, much as it is now.

“Waste collected from the bins is taken to the site and from there transferred for processing into further recycled products.

“The site is modern, efficient and delivers an excellent service for the forward recycling of waste collected in the Bridlington area.”

The development has been approved through the Capital Scheme and the site will continue to be operated by FCC Environment through a lease agreement until the end of the current contract. Last year the council with Hull City Council invited companies to apply for contracts that last 10 years to deal with the area’s waste. The contracts will be for the management of waste collected from the bins, including the composting of garden waste and food waste, the recycling of glass, paper, plastics, cans and Tetra Pak, and the treatment of remaining waste; and the management of the household waste recycling sites and centres.

At the time of going to press the Council’s Environment and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committee was to be presented with the Council’s plan to buy the site, along with updates on other council waste services including the phased delivery of fortnightly bin collections.