Ivybridge Household Waste Recycling Centre scoops top award

L to R: Rachel Riley, Mark Burrows Smith – CEO Repic; Chris Chandler, Senior Waste Manager, DCC; Rob Sanders, SUEZ, Processing and Contract Manager; Steve Emington, Editor, LetsRecycle

Posted on: 14 May 2018

Visitors to Ivybridge’s Household Waste Recycling Centre should feel a modest sense of pride knowing that their recycling centre has now officially been named Civic Amenity Site of the Year.

The Lets Recycle Awards 2018 were announced at a ceremony in London this week, with the Devon facility beating recycling centres across the country to the coveted title.

And its well-earned prestige may come as little surprise to regular users of the new Devon County Council facility, which was opened last year by the Council’s Chairman.

The new split level design makes it easier for householders to use the waste containers, with no steps to climb, and operationally it’s possible to change over the waste containers without having to temporarily close the site.

Local County Councillor, Roger Croad, predicted at the site opening that he had little doubt that the facility will become a model of excellence both in Devon and nationally.

The national annual awards are held by Letsreycle.com, and celebrate excellence in recycling and waste management.

Steve Eminton, editor of Letsrecycle.com said:

“It’s great to see such an exciting and high standard of entries to this year’s Awards for Excellence. They show the innovation and drive of local authorities and businesses to promote reuse and zero waste and to increase recycling rates. Recycling is back on the agenda national and the judges were impressed by the valuable work being undertaken.”
Cllr Andrea Davis

Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for the waste service, Councillor Andrea Davis, said:

“Not only is the design of the site award winning, but so too are the incredibly helpful staff. This is a well-deserved award, and recognition that Devon is among the best in the country for recycling.”

Cllr Roger Croad

Ivybridge’s County Councillor Roger Croad, said:

“The new facility is a huge improvement on the previous one. Removing the steps that lead to the containers has been a very popular decision, making the whole experience faster, safer and operationally more efficient. I think that we can all be proud of this new accolade.”

County Councillor for South Brent & Yealmpton, Councillor Richard Hosking, said:

“It’s a great facility of benefit to all the Parishes in my Division. Complimentary comments have been numerous. I’m delighted that it’s received the title as Best Civic Amenity Site of the Year.”

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