Work on new waste cen­tre set to start

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

BUILD­ING is set to start on a waste cen­tre which re­places the failed Lyme Green scheme.

Cheshire East has signed a deal with Wates Con­struc­tion for the main build­ing stage of an en­vi­ron­men­tal hub in Mid­dlewich which will process waste and re­cy­cling from Mac­cles­field and around the bor­ough.

The coun­cil is in­vest­ing £1m into an air treat­ment sys­tem, so smells from the site are kept to a min­i­mum.

The scheme is a re­place­ment for a waste scheme at Lyme Green which was aban­doned af­ter the coun­cil wasted £1m on start­ing to build it with­out plan­ning per­mis­sion.

The hub aims to end the land­fill dis­posal of black bin waste and pro­vide a site for Ansa, the coun­cil’s waste com­pany, to run waste col­lec­tion, re­cy­cling, parks and street cleans­ing ser­vices.

Coun Don Stock­ton, Cheshire East Coun­cil Cab­i­net mem­ber for re­gen­er­a­tion, said: “I am de­lighted for the res­i­dents of Cheshire East that con­struc­tion can be­gin in the next few weeks.

“This project will put our res­i­dents first by max­imis­ing re­cy­cling ef­forts and re­duc­ing land­fill to an ab­so­lute min­i­mum.”

The 10-month project be­gins on Mon­day, May 23.

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