Dereham recycling site to include 'bring and buy' area

Work has begun on a £1m household waste and recycling area in Norfolk which will include a "bring and buy" area for non-electrical items.

The facility, at Trafalgar Business Park off Rash's Green in Dereham, is expected to take nine months to finish.

It will cater for the recycling of materials from green garden waste to batteries.

A percentage of the money made from the bring and buy area will go to local community groups.

The centre, which will be Norfolk's eighth, is modelled on the facility at King's Lynn, which opened in November 2008.

Norfolk County Council said recycling rates there had increased by nearly a fifth.

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