Recycling Centre recognised as best in the country
recycling centre has won a national award to become the UK's "Best
Recycling Centre", it was announced this week.
Highbridge site, operated by Wyvern Waste on behalf of Somerset
County Council, beat off the challenge of several other centres
to secure the award in the Waste
Management and Recycling Awards 2005.
chose Highbridge due to its consistency in achieving high levels
of recycling, averaging 80% for 2004/05.
Councillor Rosemarie Parsons, pictured, who represents Highbridge
and Burnham-On-Sea South, said she was delighted the facility
80% is a tremendous achievement by all involved, not least the
local residents of Highbridge, and this award justifiably confirms
that Somerset has designed, built and now operates a recycling
centre of award-winning quality," she said.
Councillor Hazel Prior-Sankey, Portfolio Holder for Transport
and Waste, added that the award is a reflection of the huge improvements
that have been made in recycling.
all getting better at sorting and recycling our waste, and this
award reflects just how far we have come over the past few years,"
Highbridge recycling centre was opened in May 2004.
Refuse and recycling points in Burnham