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Yorwaste has been given approval to develop a new waste transfer station near Skipton.
The waste transfer station is required for the bulking and transfer of waste currently received at Yorwaste’s own Skibeden landfill site in Skipton, which is due to close this summer.
North Yorkshire County Council’s Planning Committee today (27th March) granted approval for Yorwaste to develop the facility at an asphalt plant site at Halton East, near Skipton. Work on the facility is now expected to get underway in April and it is scheduled to open in July this year.
The site will handle approximately 33,000 tonnes per annum of waste each year from the Craven area and the emphasis will be on delivering, unloading and bulking non-hazardous municipal waste. This will include general black bag waste, green waste and recyclable materials such as plastic, cans, paper and cardboard. A small amount of material will also come from commercial customers within the Craven area.
All of the waste will then be taken to Yorwaste’s Resource Recovery Centre at Harewood Whin in York, where the aim is to recover and recycle as much of it as possible.
Steve Grieve, Managing Director of Yorwaste, said: “We are pleased to have been given approval to proceed with this much-needed facility in the Craven District.
“With our Skibeden landfill site closing in the summer, it will provide us with a local solution to dealing with waste generated in the area.
“Once it is operational we expect it to make a major contribution to the diversion of waste from landfill and an increase in the amount of waste that is recovered and recycled.”
Yorwaste intends to establish a liaison group with the Parish Council and residents of Halton East to keep them appraised of developments and compliance with planning conditions.