Works are continuing to progress at two brand new recycling centres in Norwich – which will be managed by Norse upon completion – with the new sites set to provide improved facilities fit for the future of the growing area.

The £4.65m Norwich North and Norwich South recycling centre schemes are due to be completed later this year and will replace existing sites at Mile Cross and Ketteringham.

Norse Environmental Waste Services (NEWS) will manage both new facilities on behalf of Norfolk County Council, with the large, modern sites located close to good transport links at either side of the city.

NEWS currently operates 19 recycling centres for Norfolk County Council, spread right across the county; from King’s Lynn to Thetford and Norwich itself – including the existing recycling centre at Ketteringham.

And with the addition of the new recycling centre at Norwich North to its portfolio this September, NEWS will be responsible for running all of the 20 recycling centres based in Norfolk.

This means that in total across the county, nearly 60,000 tonnes of material will pass through our sites each year.

NEWS Operations Director, Dave Newell, said: “We’re eagerly looking forward to the completion of these new state-of-the-art facilities, which will ensure that Norfolk remains at the forefront of recycling and sustainable waste management.

“With increased capacity to deal with more recyclable waste, we can help to deliver an improved service for residents and our client Norfolk County Council.”

Cllr Andy Grant, Norfolk County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, has also hailed the progress being made at both new sites.

“It’s great to see this work progressing so well. I’m proud that the design of both sites has been shaped by local people who told us that they wanted easy access bins, smooth traffic flow through the site, a reuse shop, and plenty of car, bike and trailer parking so this is what we’ve done,” he said.

“Together the two brand new Norwich North and Norwich South recycling centres represent a £4.65m investment in making sure that we are providing a service fit for the future and that can meet the needs of a growing population.”

Construction works at Norwich South recycling centre (Image courtesy of Pentaco Construction Ltd)