County Voice

Proposed waste and recycling transfer station

A consultation recently took place on plans for a waste transfer facility on the Colomendy Industrial Estate in Denbigh.

The Council currently has two waste and recycling depots, in Ruthin and Kinmel Park in Bodelwyddan, but the facilities are outdated and are in need of major improvement works and investment.

Now we want to provide a central location for the Council to collect all waste and recycling and will allow us to sort and bail.

The development forms part of a larger development on the industrial estate being proposed by a consortium which is made up of the Council, Yard Space Wales Ltd, Henllan Bread, Lock Stock and Emyr Evans. The proposal would also see these firms expand their businesses on the estate and provide additional units to support existing and new businesses. The development will be a significant investment into the Estate and offers the potential to create a substantial number of jobs.

Subject to approval, we expect to start working on site in early summer 2020 with a view to having the depot operational by September 2021.

The proposed facility forms a major part of the way the Council intends to deliver and manage significant changes to its waste and recycling collections county-wide. The changes are expected to be introduced in the county in around two years’ time.

The setting up of a waste transfer facility will allow us to modernise the service and capture better quality recycling which will help fund the collection of all waste from residents in the future. It means that we can carry out the work of separating recycling and bailing materials ourselves without having to pay an external company to carry out the work.

We will also be working with Natural Resources Wales towards obtaining a permit for the facility. We would ensure that the facility was well-managed, would be kept clean and would contain odours within the facility.

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