One of the most popular recycling sites in South Derbyshire has been given a mini makeover free of charge.
UK Container Maintenance (UKCM) Ltd carried out the refurbishment works at the centre in Station Road, Hatton, as part of its long-standing link up with South Derbyshire District Council.
The popular site is divided into two areas, with cardboard and mixed paper to the right and recycling banks to the left.
Mobile crews have been busy making it more inviting, with all containers given a lick of paint and new signage erected.
UKCM co founder Emma Elston said: “We are delighted with the results. The centre looks more pleasing on the eye and we hope that local people make the most of the new facilities both now and in the future.”
A total of 158.72 tonnes was recycled at the Hatton site in 2011/12. This included 78.99 tonnes of cardboard/mixed paper, 21.05 tonnes of plastic and 13.88 tonnes of textiles. Other recyclable items include cans and tetra paks.
Cllr Peter Watson, Chairman of Environmental and Development Services at South Derbyshire District Council, said: “The Hatton recycling site is used considerably by the local community and continues to be an invaluable asset.
“Our residents are renowned for going the extra mile to recycle. By working in partnership we are enhancing the services provided to them and ensuring our facilities are set in a welcoming environment.”
Article from South Derbyshire District Council - September 5, 2012