The waste recycling facility operated by Norse Commercial Services on the outskirts of Norwich has begun a major £8m redevelopment aimed at increasing capacity and throughput, and expanding the range of materials that can be recycled.
“The expansion will save Norfolk’s councils considerable amounts of revenue as we will be able to handle much more waste and avoid unnecessary landfill,” said Norse Operations Director Dave Newell.
“In addition there will be significant environmental benefits in that it will enable us to process waste quicker, and handle new waste streams in the future,” he added.
The expansion will include an extension to the existing building, together with new advanced processing machinery and the latest mobile plant.
“This is yet another substantial investment by Norse, aimed at improving waste recycling services within Norfolk,” said commercial director Ruth Metcalf. “With pressure on local authorities to increase the amount of waste recycled, this commitment to providing a state-of-the-art facility within the county will mean that Norfolk is at the forefront of addressing environmental concern over sustainable waste management.”
Ruth Metcalf – “With pressure on local authorities to increase the amount of waste recycled, this commitment to providing a state-of-the-art facility within the county will mean that Norfolk is at the forefront of addressing environmental concern over sustainable waste management”
It comes on top of a record year of growth for the company in terms of new business, all of which contributes much needed revenue to Norfolk County Council that will help safeguard vital frontline services,” she added.
Building work has recently started with completion planned for the end of July 2014.
Installation of cutting-edge technology equipment and machinery will then be installed and commissioned during August and September.
Norse’s sister company NPS Group are to act as consultants and project manager for the construction of the new facility, with R G Carter carrying out the ground-work and building.