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Plans to improve Leicestershire’s busiest recycling and household waste site have been given the go-ahead.
Leicestershire County Council will now progress with a scheme to give the facility at Whetstone a modern makeover.
Work will include improving the layout, access and parking and is set to begin early next year.
The project will include the creation of a new recycling and waste disposal area, which will include easy access skips, for the public to use.
Changes to vehicle access will help to reduce congestion for users by increasing queuing space within the site.
The development includes the building of an improved waste transfer facility for use by trade waste customers and district refuse collection vehicles.
Richard Blunt, County Council Cabinet Member for Waste Management, said: “We are delighted that work on this scheme can progress.
“These improvements will make access to the site easier and will see facilities improved in general.
“Reducing Leicestershire’s waste is a top priority for us, particularly as landfill tax is expected to increase.
“Last year around 22,000 tonnes of waste was received by Whetstone, making it our busiest recycling and household waste site.
“By making improvements to the site we will be able to further improve its recycling rate and ensure less waste goes to landfill.”
More information on the scheme can be found at www.leics.gov.uk/whetstone_improvements