Wates has started on site at a new environmental facility in Middlewich, which Cheshire East Council aims to use to end the landfill disposal of black bin waste in the borough.
The site is being used by Ansa to run waste collection and recycling, and parks and street cleaning services for the council.
Access to the site will be via two entrances on Cledford Lane. One will provide access for office staff situated in a building on the corner of Cledford Lane and Booth Lane, the other will be for vehicle access to both the household and recycling plants.
There will also be a fleet workshop, which will double up as a MOT testing bay that backs on to Booth Lane, next to the canal.
The household waste transfer station is next to Cledford Lane, with the recycling station to the left, set slightly further away from the road. The stations are needed to transfer recycling and waste to processing and disposal plants outside the borough.
The council is also investing £1m into building an air treatment system, which will ensure that the impact of odour from the site is kept to a minimum.
As part of the arrangement with the Council’s partner, Wates Construction, a liaison committee has been created involving Middlewich residents to ensure that local people are involved in the process.
Cllr Don Stockton, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for regeneration, said: “This project will maximise our recycling efforts and reduce landfill to an absolute minimum.”
The contract with Wates will see the nine-month construction and refurbishment of new and existing buildings, as part of scheduled works for the development on Cledford Lane.