Construction to start on £1m Havant recycling hub

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WORK on building a new household waste recycling centre for Havant begins next week.

Construction work on the £943,000 facility begins on Monday by Geoffrey Osborne Ltd, a contractor for Hampshire County Council.

The new centre will be built on land between the existing site and Harts Farm Way.

The current site will remain open to residents until the new one is ready.

Council leaders hope the more modern facility will be easier to use.

People will no longer have to climb up steps as the bins are set at a lower level.

And capacity will be increased from the current six to 14 bins, as well as additional storage for other types of waste, such as old fridges and freezers.

The access road will be able to accommodate up to 46 cars, and there will be car parking spaces for up to 19 cars, including two disabled bays.

Councillor Sean Woodward, who is in charge of environment at the county council, said: ‘Havant’s current HWRC is no longer large enough to cope with the level of usage it receives, and consequently during busy periods it can get very congested. The new site will be a big improvement.’

The facility is due to completed by November.