Friday, 18 February 2011

The Rasens Recycling Centre Marches to Opening

A new facility will soon be opening its gates in Market Rasen. Construction commenced in May 2010 and will open on Friday 4th March 2011.

The site will be open on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. The site is closed at all other times, including Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

The Rasens will provide a user friendly site for residents to bring their household waste. The Household Waste Recycling Centre will be able to receive approximately 30-35 types of waste to maximise recycling and minimise landfill tonnages. The types of waste it can receive and redirect for recycling include:
  • Green waste (grass cuttings/ hedge clippings, etc)
  • Waste engine oil
  • Cooking oil
  • Car Batteries
  • Small batteries
  • Fridges and Freezers
  • Electrical Appliances
  • Wood (MDF/ Laminate etc)
  • Rigid Plastics
  • Cardboard and paper
An additional 12,000 residents of Lincolnshire will have a Household Waste Recycling Centre within a 7 mile radius which is a key Lincolnshire County Council policy.

The site will incorporate green technologies including rainwater harvesting. Shelters will be provided to provide protection from adverse weather for staff and public alike. The existing hedge lines and trees will be retained where possible and reinforced where required. Landscaping proposals will include the planting of approximately 70 trees (35 birch and 35 oak) to provide significant screening to a nearby residential property.

To reduce the number of Heavy Goods Vehicles visits to service the site, up to 7 of the waste/recycling types will be compacted to bulk up the tonnage prior to transport. Typically this reduces the number of vehicle trips by two thirds when compared with uncompacted waste

Mitigation measures have been included to reduce/eliminate the significant detrimental affects such a proposal can create, including:
  • A drainage system which does not add to flooding risk
  • A noise barrier to reduce affects on nearby property
  • Sensitive time of certain works to avoid disturbance of nesting birds
Local Parliamentarian, Edward Leigh MP is expected to attend the opening together with District and County Counillors.