New household waste and recycling centre opens in Launceston
Last updated: 30/01/2012
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Launceston residents will now be able to recycle a much greater
range of materials following the opening of the
town's new household waste and recycling centre.
The new centre on Pennygillam Industrial Estate on Bangors Road
replaces the facility at the nearby Bangors Quarry.
Staff from Bangors Quarry have also moved over to the new site,
which is run for Cornwall Council by SITA Cornwall.
“This is great news for people living in and around Launceston
and yet further evidence of our continuing commitment to improve
recycling facilities across Cornwall,” said Councillor Julian
German, Cornwall Council portfolio holder for Waste
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those
residents that currently recycle. For residents that do not
recycle, please try the kerb side collection service. It is easy
to use and it is cheaper for the tax payer to recycle than dispose
of waste. If you have larger items, please use the bulky household waste collection service
or the household waste recycling centres.
“I have visited the site and it is vastly improved, attracting
positive comments from both the staff helping residents to dispose
of their recycling in the right places and the users of the site.
This new facility is most welcome and I look forward to a much
improved recycling rate.”
The facility is also home to a refuse transfer station at
Launceston where non-recyclable waste collected locally can be
bulked up to be taken to Connon Bridge landfill.
Between 1 October and 31 March, the centre will be open daily
from 9am to 4pm, closing on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New
Year’s Day. From 1 April to 30 September, the facility will remain
open until 6pm every day.
Des Teale, Deputy Integrated Waste Management Contract Manager,
said; “The opening of Launceston household waste recycling centre
and transfer station is another step towards improving standards of
waste management and increasing recycling rates for the benefit of
the residents of Cornwall. This site is a particularly good example
of a modern waste management facility.”