Cornwall

Redruth bio park waste sorting plans on public display

Refuse collection
Image caption Cory Environmental has applied for permission to build a bio park near Redruth

Plans to sort, recycle and transfer commercial waste from businesses in central and west Cornwall have gone on display to the public.

Cory Environmental has applied for permission to build what it calls a bio park at a former tin mining site at Scorrier, near Redruth.

The company said the idea behind the proposal was to handle up to 115,000 tonnes of waste a year.

Cory was awarded Cornwall's refuse collection contract a week ago.

The company has submitted a planning application to Cornwall Council for the recycling and residual waste transfer facility at Scorrier.

£125m deal

Cory said the proposal would allow the "development of an integrated waste management facility helping businesses in Cornwall to recycle more".

Nigel Carr, general manager for Cory Environmental Municipal Services, said: "Cory has been operating in Cornwall, near Truro, since 1990 and this significant investment in the area is part of Cory's plans to provide key waste management solutions to businesses across the county."

If the company is granted planning permission, it said the bio park would be a "major financial investment in the area, creating new jobs at both the construction stage and in the operation of the facility".

Cornwall Council said it would be undertaking public consultation on the planning application.

Cory will begin its contract for Cornwall's refuse collection next April. The deal, which is worth about £125m, will last for eight years.

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