Refit makes recycling centre even greener

EXPLANATION Guests including Gerald Vernon-Jackson, leader of Portsmouth City Council, tour the recycling facility in Copnor
EXPLANATION Guests including Gerald Vernon-Jackson, leader of Portsmouth City Council, tour the recycling facility in Copnor
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IT was hard hats at the ready after Portsmouth’s recycling centre reopened after a £5m refit.

Known as the Materials Recovery Facility, the Quartremaine Road centre was officially reopened by Cllr Eleanor Scott, from Portsmouth City Council, and Gavin Graveson from Veolia Environmental Services.

As a result of the work, the MRF is now permanently powered by electricity produced from Portsmouth’s incinerator, which is just across the road.

Gavin Graveson, executive director for Veolia Environmental Services, said: ‘Since the original facility opened in 1998, we’ve seen significant developments in technology and design which have now been applied here in Portsmouth.

‘We hope this investment demonstrates the value we place on this facility and this community.’