Thursday 13th October 2011
National infrastructure specialist Barhale is to build a second replacement household waste recycling centre in Merseyside.
Barhale has been appointed by Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority (MWDA) to build the facility in Huyton, Knowsley.
The centre, which will be able to handle up to 20,000 tonnes of recyclables each year, will include a waste recycling area, incorporating a wide range of recycling containers and a canopy to shield visitors from bad weather.
It will also feature a traffic management system with more space for queuing cars, a service area for skips and associated buildings.
Work on the centre is to start in October and it is scheduled to be opened in spring 2012.
Barhale previously built a similar facility for MWDA in Sefton which was opened in 2004. The Sefton centre includes a household waste recycling area and bulking shed, a building which is used to store compacted cans, textiles and paper, as well as an education, training and office block.
Barhale Director Nick Dickens said: "We're delighted that MWDA has asked us to build a second household waste recycling centre for them."
The centre will be built on the site of a former HGV depot on Wilson Road and will replace an existing facility in nearby Ellis Ashton Street.
MWDA Chief Executive Carl Beer said: "This will be a much more efficient and effective facility and we believe it will play a significant part in encouraging more recycling in Merseyside."