Ware Household Waste & Recycling Centre closes on Saturday 29th May for a major redevelopment to enlarge the site and upgrade facilities.
The new ‘supersite’ will be four times larger than the existing site and will include a split level design allowing waste to be deposited without the need for lifting or carrying up steps. There will also be an internal access road to keep site users off the main road, 38 parking/unloading spaces and alarge Reuse Centre, with dedicated parking, where residents can deposit, browse and buy reusable items that would have otherwise been thrown away.
Work on the new facility is expected to take up to a year.
Simon Aries, Assistant Director for Waste and Environmental Management, said: "We’re really excited about the new centre, which will be the first supersite in Hertfordshire. I hope residents will bear with us while we carry out the improvement works. I know it’s a long time for the site to be closed, but I’m sure when it reopens in its new form everyone will agree it will have been worth it. The new site will be larger, easier to use and reduce delays and closures, which has to be a good thing for residents.
"With 100,000 new homes due to be built in Hertfordshire in the next 15 years it’s vital that we upgrade our facilities so that we can cope with the expected growth."
While the Ware facility is closed, residents are advised to use alternative sites in Hoddesdon, Turnford and Stevenage.