Glossop recycling centre to be redeveloped

Derbyshire County Council will be spending more than £3m on a two-phase redevelopment of Glossop Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Councillors approved the £3.2 million spend at Melandra Road at last week's Budget setting meeting.

This week, the county council say it is planning to demolish the building 'in the near future' but intend to keep the recycling centre open. 

A DCC spokesperson told the Chronicle: “Glossop Household Waste Recycling Centre shares the same site as a waste transfer station - a large building where the borough council takes the waste it collects from households to be bulked up and collected by contractors to be taken for treatment and disposal.

“Last year the waste transfer station building was found to be structurally unsafe and beyond economic repair so a decision was taken to stop using it and demolish it.

“The borough council is taking all household waste to our other transfer station in Buxton so collections from residents are unaffected. We’re planning to demolish the building in the near future. 

“We will then undertake some groundwork and drainage improvements at the site later in the year. 

“We had already changed the layout of the recycling centre to make sure employees and the public can keep well away from the waste transfer building and intend to keep the recycling centre open during this time and keep disruption to a minimum.

“Once these initial stages of work are complete we will undertake a detailed technical assessment of the facility to determine what additional works should take place.”

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