Statement from Cornwall Council and SUEZ recycling and recovery UK on Dawnus

Cornwall Council and SUEZ are aware that Dawnus Construction Holdings Ltd, the company building Truro’s new Household Waste Recycling Centre, is reported to be going into administration.

Work on the recycling centre started last July. Good progress has been made and building work is nearing completion.  

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Located in Tregurra Park, Newquay Road, the recycling centre will provide more than 20,000 Truro residents with a modern, accessible facility, making it easier for them to recycle more of their household waste. 

Dawnus halted work on site today (Thursday 14 March) and there are some remaining works to be completed, including the completion of fencing, lighting and elements of final surfacing, before SUEZ’s operations team can move onto the site and prepare to open the facility to residents.

Jeremy Taylor, Senior Construction Commercial Manager for SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, said: “On hearing reports that Dawnus was experiencing financial difficulties we immediately began exploring options for finishing the remaining work and we are confident that we can still open Truro’s new recycling centre to residents in the spring as planned.”

The Truro centre will join 13 existing recycling centres in Cornwall which are owned by the Council and operated by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. 

A split-level layout and one-way traffic system at the new centre means residents will be able to safely sort their items into easily accessible, dedicated bins. 

Sue James, portfolio holder for the environment and public protection for Cornwall Council, said: “We are disappointed that work on the new Truro Household Waste Recycling Centre has had to pause as a result of Dawnus reportedly going into administration but we will work with SUEZ to ensure we find alternative options to restart the work imminently so that we can complete construction and open the centre this spring as planned.”