Improving Netley's recycling centre
Thursday, 11 April 2013
A £155,000 redevelopment scheme has been agreed by Hampshire County Council to improve its household waste recycling centre (HWRC) located on Grange Road in Netley.
A new customer exit will be built so that customers can access the recycling area in their cars without needing to travel through the servicing area. Visitors to the site currently have to drive through the container servicing area to get to the upper recycling area and dispose of their waste. Providing a separate exit will significantly reduce the risk of a customer colliding with a service vehicle and other machinery as well as reducing congestion and enabling the site to operate more efficiently.
In addition, a new pedestrian crossing zone will be created and on-site parking will be increased by six car parking spaces to provide a total of 20 spaces. Space will also be made for another three waste recycling containers and additional upper level storage areas for increased recycling capacity.
Subject to planning consent, construction is anticipated to start in early 2014, for 10 weeks and will be programmed to take place during the time of year when use of the facility is at its quietest. In order to complete the work as quickly as possible, and to avoid compromising the safety of staff and customers, the site will be closed while the redevelopment is taking place.
Nearby HWRCs are located in Hedge End, Segensworth and Southampton.