Trade recycling centre opens in June

Work is nearing completion on the development of the North West's first trade recycling centre in Haydock that will provide small and medium sized enterprises with a viable, cost effective opportunity to recycle their waste.

Envirolink Northwest, the organisation that supports the development and growth of the energy and environmental technologies and services sector in the North West, will work on the project as part of a consortium with Centrol Recycling Group and Gordon Mackie Associates. The project is supported by the Waste & Resources Action Programme.

The pilot TRC project will help users tackle the many barriers to recycling trade waste through a bespoke recycling centre.

Amy Glover, business development manager, Envirolink Northwest, said: "The disposal of trade waste has traditionally presented local businesses with some difficulties. Lack of capacity, opportunity and incentive has discouraged the practice of trade recycling. However the development of facilities such as these will improve the region's recycling rates. We are confident that the pilot site will be a success and we hope that this will be the first of many to appear across the North West."

Designed by Centrol Recycling Group the TRC pilot project will be operational in early June and is projected to service 5,000-6,000 businesses in the area.

Rachael Oborn, group chairman, Centrol Recycling Group, commented: "By offering fixed cost recycling and a seven-day site opening we are confident TRC will become an invaluable tool for SMEs to recycle more waste in a cost effective way."

Preparations are underway for the grand opening of the centre on June 8 2010 in Haydock. Representatives from Envirolink Northwest, Centrol, WRAP and Gordon Mackie Associates will be present on the day to welcome local businesses who are interested in learning more about the initiative and how they can benefit from the services.

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