Work on new waste centre set to start
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.