Veolia and Notts County Council’s waste contractors held the official opening of its new contract facility in Worksop.
The site, which is one of two new transfer stations is now fully operational and both sites will handle over 80,000 tonnes of waste each year between them. This will include waste that is collected from households in the districts of Bassetlaw and Newark.
Donald Macphail Midlands Regional Director for Veolia said, “Facilities, such as the Transfer Stations, provide a vital function to the overall management of waste in the county and represent just one facet of a comprehensive network of facilities required by the contract to manage Nottinghamshire’s waste.”
Two new waste transfer station in Worksop was officially opened by Chairman of the County Council Sybil Fielding.
Notts County Council’s Chair of Environment and Sustainability Committee, Coun Creamer, said: “Currently, residual waste from Bassetlaw and Newark areas is disposed of directly to landfill which is not only environmentally undesirable but is also unsustainable, with less than ten years of expected remaining life in the current sites.”
“The new waste transfer stations are a much more convenient solution for both districts, not only minimising their use of landfill sites but also bringing operational efficiencies.”
Veolia are supporting the council’s aim of increasing the amount of waste that is recycled to 52 per cent by 2020.