Barhale plc, the UK-wide infrastructure services group, has announced the completion of a new Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) on the site of a former HGV depot in Knowsley, Merseyside.
Barhale, appointed by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) have developed a facility which has the capacity to receive up to 20,000 tonnes of household waste and recyclable materials each year. The Huyton Household Waste Recycling Centre in Knowsley, which replaces an older facility nearby includes, an increased number of large containers, more queuing space for cars and an overhead canopy to protect the public from the elements and make it more convenient to recycle and dispose of waste. Darren Hynes, Regional Manager for Barhale said: “By listening to local residents we have developed a sustainable facility which will significantly increase recycling in the local community.”
The project, commended for its sustainability credentials also achieved an ‘excellent’ rating CEEQUAL award (the assessment and awards scheme for improving sustainability in civil engineering). CEEQUAL assess a wide range of social and environmental issues and this is the first ‘excellent’ rating awarded in the waste sector. Roger Venables, CEEQUAL Chief Executive, said: “We congratulate the project team on their high score, which reflects their extensive adoption of best practice in both design and construction.” Darren Hynes, Regional Manager for Barhale said: “This development supports our strategy to diversify and grow our business within the waste sector. Our company is committed to sustainable construction, and this is a wonderful example of contractor and client working together to achieve this goal."
This is the second facility Barhale have developed for MRWA, having built a similar facility at Sefton in 2004