Residents of Dungiven and surrounding areas will soon have a modern state of the art Household Recycling Centre to replace the temporary facility currently located at the Sports Pavilion on Chapel Road. The first sod was symbolically cut recently on the new development which is expected to be in operation by Summer 2012. Costing in excess of £577,000 Dungiven Household Recycling Centre (HRC) will provide segregated recycling facilities for a wide range of materials including wood, glass, plastics, garden materials and scrap metal.
Conveniently located at the back of Dungiven Sports Pavilion with access through the existing Sports Centre and Health Centre entrance on Chapel Road the HRC has been designed to maintain traffic movement with a one way flow system and spacious set down areas to deposit materials. Staff onsite will be available at all times to assist and direct customers to the various collection points in what will be a fully lit, secure facility. A 20 year Landscape Management Plan has been drawn up to reduce visual impact and integrate the development with the surrounding vegetation.
In order to meet stringent recycling and landfill diversion targets it is necessary for council to continually explore new ways of providing residents of the Borough with convenient user-friendly infrastructure. Increasing taxes on land-filled waste and fines for exceeding landfill targets alongside our desire to protect natural resources have driven this requirement for council to provide residents with the most up to date facilities possible. Dungiven HRC will be a welcome addition to the currently available wide range of recycling options in the Borough.
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William Doherty of William Doherty Construction, Mayor Sean McGlinchey Limavady Borough Council, Donal Doyle RPS Consulting Engineers, Philip Greer William Doherty Construction, Noel Crawford Director Environmental Services Limavady Borough Council.