Work will commence shortly on the access to Monmouthshire County Council’s household waste recycling centre (HWRC) at Usk to improve safety for visitors, residents and site staff.
The council will erect a fence and gate at the entrance to the site adjacent to the town’s Maryport Street car park to ensure that operations involving skips are kept separate from the public. In addition, dedicated parking will be made available for visitors to the site. These measures follow a study by contractors Viridor indicating that the current arrangements carry a real risk of accidental damage.
A further move will involve setting up a dedicated route within the car park for HGVs leaving the site. This will eliminate danger to pedestrians and parked cars posed by large vehicles as they navigate narrow spaces and tight corners. Eight parking spaces will be removed to accommodate this exit.
Monmouthshire’s recycling and waste team will publicise the changes within the car park and via social media. Work is scheduled to start on Monday 3rd July.
Monmouthshire County Council’s cabinet member with responsibility for recycling and waste, Councillor Bryan Jones said: “The protection of the public is of utmost importance to us so we are taking steps to remove any hazards. Usk’s HWRC is a very popular amenity bringing lots of visitors into town and these improvements will ensure that it can continue to operate safely for the future.”
For further information on Monmouthshire’s HWRCs log on to: http://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/recycling-and-waste/household-waste-recycling-centres