Because of increasing prices for recycling, Coventry City Council is planning to build new recycling facility in the city, according to a report in Coventry Telegraph.
The facility, which will be built on Coventry on the former allotment land to the rear of the Energy from Waste facility, on Bar Road, land which is council-owned and designated for waste use, will help cut existing costs in half.
The 175,000 tonne capacity Material Recycling Facility will be built in partnership with Solihull, Walsall, Nuneaton and Bedworth, North Warwickshire, Rugby and Stratford upon Avon. These councils will then share the use of the facility.
The city will invest almost £11 million towards a total cost of £34.5m. in 2018/19 the city paid £1.65m for recycling and this figure is expected to increase by around £200,000 each year unless the new plant is built. Andrew Walster, head of waste, said the plant is expected to save over £800,000 per year and the city’s contribution towards to cost will be paid for by savings in 13 years.
Construction is hoped to begin by the end of 2019 and completed in 2023.