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News: Go-Ahead For Extended Waste Centre

Friday, 11th June 2004
(PR 1394)

RECYCLING in the Preston area is to get easier and swifter after Lancashire County Council approved construction of a new recycling centre.

Householders have used the Ingol Household Waste Recycling Centre for 15 years.

But the new centre, to be built on the existing site and overlapping onto neighbouring Lancashire County Council land, will mean less queuing and easier loading of items into skips.

County Councillor Brian Johnson, Lancashire County Council Cabinet member for Urban and Rural Regeneration, said:

"The existing centre was great for the population in the area when it was first built - but has barely kept up with the growing population.

"It has been such a success with the public that we have to make it bigger and better. The existing site has steps to the skips. The new site will not need steps so it will make it easier to use.

"At the moment we have to stop people using the site when lorries arrive to move the skips. The temporary congestion that causes will no longer be an issue as improved layout will mean that people can remain when skips are changed."

The new site, expected to cost more than £700,000, will feature twice as many skips. There is space to allow the introduction of facilities to recycle more types of materials in the future.

A four-metre-high screen, formed of plants and an acoustic fence, will ensure the site is not visually obtrusive.

For further information please contact: Neil Graham on 01772 531095

neil.graham@css.lancscc.gov.uk


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