Veolia receives planning permission for a new facility in Telford to help deliver increased recycling rates

The new facility is an essential element of the Waste & Recycling Contract recently awarded to Veolia by Telford & Wrekin Council. The service, which started in April 2014, introduced residents to a new wheelie bin collection for their glass, cans and plastic (with paper and cardboard being collected from their existing blue bags) which will significantly improve levels of recycling and divert waste from landfill.

The facility primarily involves the enclosed bulking of recyclates and residual waste collected from local households and businesses which will then be loaded onto vehicles for export to recycling and recovery facilities elsewhere in the Midlands using the excellent road network serving the Hortonwood Estate, along with the operation of a new Community Recycling Centre for use by members of the public.

Jon Callaghan, General Manager for Veolia in Telford, said: “The development at Hortonwood will include parking for collection vehicles and bays for bulking recyclable materials such as glass, paper, cans and plastic, as well as residual waste collected from local households.  It will also provide a base for the administration of the new contract with Telford & Wrekin Council.  The facility will be essential to achieving the recycling and landfill diversion contract targets whilst also delivering a modern recycling facility for use by Telford’s residents.”

Pre-construction works will start this autumn with the main construction of the facility beginning in Autumn 2015. The facility will be fully operational in 2016.
An event designed to assist local businesses to potentially provide services during the construction phase of the development is planned for the beginning of next year and will be advertised in the local paper.