Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will expand its Community Recycling Centre (CRC) in Dinas, Porth – with work on site due to begin during Spring 2018.
The Council was granted full planning consent for the project on November 2, and the process of appointing a preferred Contractor is underway in order to facilitate the CRC’s expansion.
The development will double the size of the CRC, which is one of seven in the County Borough providing waste services for residents. The site will continue to be split into an upper and lower lever arrangement, favoured by users.
The expansion will also allow for an improved layout of the facility, in an effort to reduce traffic congestion on Cymmer Road. Existing recycling bins will be moved from the upper to the lower section of the expanded site, so the CRC can accommodate a greater volume of traffic within the facility.
Visitors to the CRC will still use the facility’s current access off Cymmer Road, while the existing secondary access for haulage vehicles will also be retained. There are no proposed changes to the current opening times of the CRC.
Councillor Ann Crimmings, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Leisure, said: “During November the Council received planning permission to expand the Dinas CRC.
“The site attracts a large number of residents who take advantage of a number of waste services offered by the CRC, and the expansion will increase the capacity of the Centre to meet demand. It will also improve traffic flow on Cymmer Road, by providing more space for vehicles inside the Centre.
“The expansion comes at a time when more and more people are responding to the Council’s recycling message. Figures published this year show we recycled 64% of overall waste in Rhondda Cynon Taf during 2016 – a record for the County Borough over a 12-month period. It was above the Welsh average rate (63%) and the Welsh Government’s current target (58%).
“The expansion of Dinas CRC follows recent investment in recycling facilities in Treherbert and Llantrisant as the Council continues to do all it can to support residents to recycle.”
Posted on Thursday 21st December 2017