17 October 2007

Waste Transfer

Viridor WX03ZTR

Plymouth's new £4.9million waste transfer station will formally open today, ahead of the closure of the city's landfill site next year. Capable of handling 140,000 tonnes of rubbish a year, the facility at Chelson Meadow will be officially opened by Lord Mayor David James - although it will not become operational until 2008. The building will receive the city's waste before it is transferred to South East Cornwall after the closure of Chelson Meadow tip on March 31. When the 12-metre-high, 65-metre-square steel-framed transfer station comes into operation, Plymouth's waste will be transferred to the Lean Quarry commercial landfill site near Liskeard as an interim measure while the city council develops its new waste management plans. The council has outlined four possible sites for future waste facilities: at Coypool, Ernesettle, Chelson Meadow and Moorcroft Quarry. Viridor Waste Management has been awarded the contract to manage the facility and provide haulage of waste for disposal at Lean Quarry. 

This transfer is going to see a lot of extra large vehicles out on the road so expect to see more new Viridor refuse trucks hit the road.

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