12 October 2012 - The construction of a privately funded £10 million materials recycling facility (MRF) is set to make Poole a national leader in waste handling.
W&S Recycling will apply to the Borough of Poole for planning permission at the beginning of November, followed by a 13-week consultation. If the plans are approved, work would start in spring and the new plant could be up and running next August.
If approved, the recycling centre will be built on an industrial estate in Ling Road, Mannings Heath - it will create around 50 permanent new jobs and provide a boost to the local economy.
The MRF will initially handle 25,000 tonnes of waste, increasing to 50,000 after six months, and will eventually be able to process up to 100,000 tonnes a year. It will operate six days a week, 50 weeks of the year - initially from 7am to 4pm, and when throughput increases from 6am to 10pm.
The facility will sort mixed materials that are recycled in Dorset with the objective of reclaiming 90%. It will handle clean waste that has been separated from general household or commercial solid waste, including paper and cardboard, plastics, steel and aluminium cans and glass.