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Farrans hand over Phase 1 of Keynsham Recycling Hub


Farrans Construction has handed over the first phase of Keynsham Recycling Hub for client Bath & North East Somerset Council.

The new Keynsham Reuse and Recycling centre opened on Monday 17 April 2023.

The significant project involves the development of a modern facility offering a range of services that will make it easier for residents to recycle and help reduce general waste and operational costs. The four-hectare site includes a reuse shop for people to donate items for reuse and resale, an MOT centre and an education centre.

During Phase 2 the old Pixash Recycling Centre, which is now closed, will be demolished and Farrans will continue construction on the key elements of the new operational infrastructure for waste and recycling collections, bulk transfer to processing or treatment sites and including a significant installation of sorting and baling equipment for recyclables.

Construction on Phase 2 of the Keynsham Recycling Hub will continue, with site traffic and the council’s operational vehicles using separate entrances on Pixash Lane. It is anticipated that Phase 2 will be completed over the winter with landscaping and tree and hedgerow planting around the whole site continuing.

Clare Taylor, contracts manager at Farrans Construction, said: “We are delighted to have handed over the first phase of Keynsham Recycling Hub. It has been very rewarding to see the first visitors making use of the facility and knowing that it will have a positive impact in line with the council’s Climate and Ecological Emergency policy aims. The Keynsham Recycling Hub project will integrate many sustainability measures including on-site renewable energy generation.”

“We have been committed to delivering an impactful programme of Social Value and Community Engagement alongside the construction works. We have worked with local partners in Keynsham and the wider B&NES region to provide employment and training opportunities, engage in educational and community initiatives and support the local economy. To date we have hosted a range of site visits; participated in careers fairs; and delivered employability sessions and construction workshops in local primary, secondary schools and colleges. We will continue this work as we finish Phase 2 of the scheme.”

Mandy Bishop, chief operating officer of Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “This new purpose-built public household waste and recycling centre will be quicker and easier for residents to use, with expanded recycling provision to make it possible for people to recycle even more.”

Information on the new reuse and recycling centre can be found on the council website including directions and a layout of the new site. More information about the Keynsham Recycling Hub project is available on the Farrans website at Keynsham Recycling Hub, Bath – Farrans