New £1m Carrickfergus recycling centre scheme out to tender

Plans for a new £1m household recycling centre at Sullatober in Carrickfergus have taken a step forward with the project put out to tender.
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Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is seeking to develop a new recycling centre and transfer station adjacent to the existing Sullatober depot at Marshallstown Road.

As well as a larger household recycling centre which will be able to accommodate an additional 300 users daily, the site will facilitate the tipping of waste prior to loading into heavy goods vehicles for onward transfer.

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The upgrade is to be carried out after WRAP NI recommended that sites within the borough could benefit from improvements.

A new household recycling centre is to be opened in Carrickfergus.A new household recycling centre is to be opened in Carrickfergus.
A new household recycling centre is to be opened in Carrickfergus.

A spokesperson for Mid and East Antrim Borough Council said: “The cost of the new recycling centre is around £1m and it would be the intention to have that fully funded through a central government grant which will aim to enhance the segregation of waste.

“The current waste segregation on this site is the lowest of all our five household recycling centres.

“The new site will be much larger and will also be able to cope with up to a further 200 to 300 cars per day throughput.

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“The aim to to increase the waste segregation rate from 64 to 75 per cent thus making it easier to recycle and divert over 1,000 tonnes of waste from landfill.”

Meanwhile, the council has stated that refuse collection and recycling services will continue to operate as normal during the upcoming two-week circuit breaker. This includes household recycling centres.

The council has announced that residents will no longer need to book online to gain access to Sullatober Household Recycling Centre from Wednesday December 3.

Michelle Weir, Local Democracy Reporter

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