Weston Mill work set to begin

Upgrades to Weston Mill Recycling Centre will begin next month.

Changes will include a brand new drainage system as well as a complete resurfacing of the site. There will also be new road markings, designed to improve traffic flow and help separate plant vehicles and residents using the site.

The centre will shut on Wednesday 1 November and will be open again on December 1, subject to weather conditions through.

The work has been deliberately scheduled for this time of year as this is when the centre sees a reduction in both visitors and tonnage of waste.

While the work is carried out, Chelson Meadow Recycling Centre will continue to operate as normal.

Councillor Mike Leaves, Cabinet Member for Strategic Street Scene and the Environment, said: “I’m really looking forward to seeing the work begin at Weston Mill.

“The site is key to the city’s recycling efforts and we hope that when the refurbishment is completed, it will be easier for people to visit and therefore reduce the amount of waste sent for disposal each year.”

Weston Mill is a very popular site and accommodated over 150,000 visits last year alone.

When the facility re-opens after refurbishment the site will no longer accept trailers over 1.8 metres, nor will it accept waste oil and LPG cylinders, in order to reduce the traffic flow to more manageable levels. Chelson Meadow will still accept these items.