New Bristol recycling centre on way

Written by: Maddie Ballard | Published:
The new Bristol facility will feature a reuse shop and workshop, modelled after the existing one at Avonmouth

Plans for a new household reuse and recycling centre in Bristol have been approved by the city council, with the facility expected to open in 2022.

The recycling centre, to be situated at Hartcliffe Way in South Bristol, will be the region’s largest, complementing existing facilities in St Philip’s and Avonmouth.

It is intended to boost the city’s recycling rates and meet growing demand.

The new site will also feature a reuse shop and workshop, intended to divert high-quality used items from the waste stream.

A team of staff and volunteers will repair and adjust items for reuse before selling them on to residents at a low cost – with profits reinvested in waste reduction schemes and donations to charity.

Marvin Rees, mayor of Bristol, said: “We are proud to be the leading English Core City for recycling, but we know there is always more that can be done, and this new facility will help us to reach our ambitious recycling targets for the city.

“Part of our commitment to making Bristol cleaner and greener is reducing the amount of waste that is sent to landfill, and this centre will help us to achieve this goal by supporting people to recycle, repair, and reuse – giving pre-loved items a second life as often as possible.”

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