Norfolk Council looks to expand its recycling centre in Caister

Norfolk County Council has announced plans to build a new and improved household waste and recycling centre in Caister to replace its existing one and boost recycling rates.

According to the council, the current facility in Caister is Norkfolk’s busiest site outside of Norwich, but it suffers from long queuing times and congestion.

The new £600,000 centre will free up capacity and include a dedicated central area for service vehicles so the site doesn’t have to close for essential waste collection operations.

The design for the new site is based on the tried and tested layout at Norfolk’s most modern facility at King’s Lynn which was opened in 2008.

Councillor Bill Borrett, cabinet member for environment & waste, said: “Our investment will make it much easier for people to help boost Norfolk’s recycling rates. It is part of our commitment to provide high quality facilities that support residents’ recycling efforts.”

Subject to planning permission, construction could start in spring next year and be up and running by the autumn of 2012.

Maxine Perella

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