Construction started in Worksop on Monday 22nd September and in Newark on the 6th October. Over 20 jobs will be created, including positions for drivers and operatives. The new facilities will improve the waste infrastructure in the area and improve the sorting and bulking of waste for re-distribution.
Kevin Parker, Regional Communications Manager for Veolia said: “We are pleased to announce that work has started on waste transfer stations in Newark and Worksop. These facilities will see a redundant brown field site developed, creating jobs for local people”.
“Currently, residual waste from Bassetlaw and Newark areas is disposed of directly to landfill which is not only environmentally undesirable but is also unsustainable, with less than ten years of expected remaining life in the current sites,” said Jas Hundal, Nottinghamshire County Council’s service director, Transport, Property and Environment.
“The new waste transfer stations will be a much more convenient solution for both districts, not only minimising their use of landfill sites but also, particularly in the case of Newark, bringing operational efficiencies.”
Veolia, the waste management contractors for Nottinghamshire County Council, are supporting the council’s aim of increasing the amount of waste that is recycled to 52% by 2020.