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Keynsham Recycling Hub

Introduction

Bath & North East Somerset Council is developing a “state-of the-art” waste and recycling facility at Pixash Lane, Keynsham.

This will expand public recycling provision, make it easier for people to recycle and help reduce general waste and operational costs.

In line with the Council’s climate and ecological declarations, the scheme has been designed with carefully considered sustainability measures built-in from the start.

A report was considered by Cabinet in July 2021, which confirmed the proposals and the funding package was agreed.

A procurement is in progress for the construction contract, with an on site start planned for the autumn.

Our aims:

  1. Help deliver the Council’s core policies of tackling the climate and ecological emergency (and changes to the Environment Bill)
  2. Provides modern, easily-accessible waste and recycling services and facilities for all our residents
  3. Meet the need for household waste and recycling, and kerbside collections, now and in the future
  4. Adapt to changes and take advantage of improved technology and ways of working
  5. Modernise our facilities so we can increase recycling and reduce the amount we send to landfill and for treatment
  6. Provide a central depot for refuse and recycling collection vehicles, improving our service to residents
  7. Create new employment opportunities for local people and business supply chains during construction and once operational
  8. Operational hub to ensure our residents have continuous access to household waste & recycling centres local to them
  9. Provide educational facilities for school and community groups
Aerial 3D image of the proposed recycling hub
Aerial view of the proposals

1: Proposed access to operations area

2: Controlled site entrance and weighbridges

3: Trader Waste Transfer Station (TWTS) - a semi external compound

4: Salt store

5: Material recovery facility (MRF) and waste transfer station (WTS)

6: Central operations area

7: Vehicle servicing centre

8: Offices, staff welfare, and education facilities

9: Proposed access to car park

10: Proposed access to the public Reuse and Recycling Centre (RRC)

11: Split-level design and off-highway queuing space

Press releases

13-07-2021 Council to consider additional funding for brand new Keynsham Recycling Hub

03-02-2021 Work on new Keynsham Recycling Hub takes a step forward

30-11-2020 Council to consult on plans for ‘state of the art’ recycling centre in Keynsham