November 11, 2005
Highbridge Recycling Centre recognised as best in the country

Highbridge’s waste recycling centre has won a national award to become the UK’s “Best Recycling Centre”, it was announced this week.

The 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.

Judges chose Highbridge due to its consistency in achieving high levels of recycling, averaging 80% for 2004/05.

County Councillor Rosemarie Parsons, pictured, who represents Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea South, said she was delighted the facility had won.

“Recycling 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.

County 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.

“We’re all getting better at sorting and recycling our waste, and this award reflects just how far we have come over the past few years,” she said.

The Highbridge recycling centre was opened in May 2004.

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Refuse and recycling points in Burnham and Highbridge