Plans for waste transfer station on display

Posted on: 4 October 2016

Residents can find out more about plans to build a new waste transfer station,  to serve Torridge and North Devon, at a public exhibition next week.

A waste transfer station is a fully enclosed building where dustcarts unload waste collected in the area.

The waste is then ‘bulked up’ before being loaded onto larger vehicles for transport to a waste treatment facility.

The proposed facility would enable Devon County Council to deal with non-recyclable ‘wheelie bin/black bag’ waste collected in the area in a more cost effective, efficient and sustainable way.

Currently there are no waste transfer stations in Torridge or North Devon and all the non-recyclable waste collected goes to landfill.

A new facility would allow waste to be transported to a facility where value could be recovered from it – such as the generation of electricity or heat (energy recovery).

Devon County Council proposes building the facility on a site next door to the North Devon Council depot at Brynsworthy Environment Centre, near Roundswell.

If the proposals gain formal planning approval the new facility could be operational by 2019.

Before a planning application is submitted members of the public are invited to a public exhibition on Thursday 13th October 2016, 4.30pm to 8pm at the Brynsworthy Environment Centre, EX31 3NP.

DCC Council officers will be available to discuss the proposals.

Councillor Roger Croad, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “A waste transfer station is needed in the area to help us deal with Cllr Roger Croadthe waste collected from local residents in a more sustainable way.

“But before we apply for planning permission we want to know what people in the area think and we welcome the community’s comments and views.”

If you are unable attend the exhibition on October 13th,  from October 10 click here.

You can send your comments to: Chris Chandler, Waste Management Team

Devon County Council, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QW or email:

brynsworthywastetransferstation-mailbox@devon.gov.uk

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