Proposed waste and recycling transfer station

A consultation on plans for a waste transfer facility on the Colomendy Industrial Estate in Denbigh has been launched.

Denbighshire County Council currently has two waste and recycling depots, in Ruthin and Kinmel Park in Bodelwyddan, but the facilities are outdated and are in need of major improvement works and investment.

Now the Council is consulting on plans for a new facility that would provide a central location for the Council to collect all waste and recycling and will allow the Council to sort and bail materials so that Denbighshire can market its own recycling, creating a new income stream to help support the collection service. This will improve efficiency, sustainability and help control costs.

The development forms part of a larger development on the industrial estate being proposed by a consortium which is made up of the Council, Yard Space Wales Ltd, Henllan Bread, Lock Stock and Emyr Evans. The proposal would also see these firms expand their businesses on the estate and provide additional units to support existing and new businesses. The development will be a significant investment into the Estate and offers the potential to create a substantial number of jobs.

Cadnant Planning are carrying out the consultation for the proposed developments. Documents will be available on their website from October 18th. Drop-in consultation events will also be held in Bakery 2, Henllan Bakery, Unit 17, Colomendy Industrial Estate, Graig Road, Denbigh, LL16 5TL – 3pm to 7pm on the 4th and 5th of November, 2019.

Subject to feedback and addressing comments from the pre-planning consultation, the Council would expect to submit a full planning application for the waste transfer station and the consortium submit their applications for the wider site before the end of 2019. The Council aim to begin work on site in early summer 2020 with a view to having the depot operational by September 2021.

The proposed facility forms a major part of the way the Council intends to deliver and manage significant changes to its waste and recycling collections county-wide. The changes are expected to be introduced in the county in around two years’ time.

The setting up of a waste transfer facility will allow us to modernise the service and capture better quality recycling which will help fund the collection of all waste from residents in the future. It means that we can carry out the work of separating recycling and bailing materials ourselves without having to pay an external company to carry out the work.

We will also be working with Natural Resources Wales towards obtaining a permit for the facility. We would ensure that the facility was well-managed, would be kept clean and would contain odours within the facility.