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Work gets under way at new Thetford recycling plant

17:32 03 July 2012

From left: Norfolk County Councillor for Thetford West and leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Mike Brindle, cabinet member for environment and waste, Bill Borrett, Norfolk County Councillor for Thetford East, Marion Chapman-Allen, and the project team at the site of the new Thetford Main Recycling Centre where work has just begun

From left: Norfolk County Councillor for Thetford West and leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Mike Brindle, cabinet member for environment and waste, Bill Borrett, Norfolk County Councillor for Thetford East, Marion Chapman-Allen, and the project team at the site of the new Thetford Main Recycling Centre where work has just begun

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Work on a new recycling centre in Thetford has begun with plans on-track to open in spring next year.

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The centre, at Telford Way, will include a Reuse Shop where people can donate and buy household items, except electricals, as well as all the current services on offer at the existing Burrel Way site.

The initiative is Norfolk County Council’s seventh Reuse Shop and a proportion of profits will go into a fund to allocate cash grants of up to £500 for local community projects.

Mike Brindle, Norfolk County Councillor for Thetford West and leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, said: “This is great news for residents of Thetford and its surrounding villages. The existing site simply cannot cope with the increasing demand from people wanting to recycle more of their waste.

“People who are used to dealing with congestion and not enough parking facilities when they try to recycle their waste at the Burrell Way site in Thetford will, I am sure, be very happy indeed to use the new site on Telford Way which will be far more spacious, have plenty of parking and a one way system to keep the traffic flowing well, making their recycling trip far more efficient in the future.”

Norfolk County Councillor for Thetford East, Marion Chapman-Allen, added: “I am particularly pleased that our new recycling centre will include a Reuse Shop. The six shops that are currently operating on our network have proved to be really popular – proving that old cliché that one person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure.

“Whether people donate items they no longer want, or buy something from the shop, they will do so in the knowledge that they are giving them a second life and saving them from landfill, which is a poor environmental option and costs council taxpayers a fortune. “They can also be pleased that their custom will help support vital community projects in the future.”

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3 comments

  • I hope that, after NCC's refusal to honour the contract it had with council tax payers, the people of Thetford will benefit from the receipts of this plants recycling and not some polluting plant with a record as long as my arm.

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012

  • Hypocrites ! They will burn 105,000 tonnes (maximum) of Commercial and Industrial waste at the Willows, without presorting it for re-usable resources.

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    bedoomed

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012

  • The old cliché that one person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure. Other peoples rubbish will be the last nail in the coffin for King's Lynn. Localism Bill is a joke. Big Society is a joke the Tories are a joke.

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    Jack

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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