Improvement work at Norfolk County Council's household waste recycling centre at Swanton Road has started this week with the aim of making the centre quicker, easier and more pleasant to use.
The centre will remain open for recycling during the work, but the need to provide a safe working area will restrict vehicle movements and this may result in delays for some visitors, especially at peak periods. One lane of the access road will be closed off during the work, which is scheduled for completion on 20 March.
The aim is to improve and expand the parking and unloading points within the centre. This will be achieved by replacing steel cladding with roller shutters on the southern façade of the building. Up to nine semi-mature trees and an area of shrubs will need to be removed. The work will cost around £185,000.
Norfolk County Council apologises for the temporary inconvenience caused during this work, which is designed to make the centre quicker and easier to use, with less congestion on Swanton Road. The centre will continue to handle around 12,000 tonnes of waste a year.
The household waste recycling centre at Mile Cross serves people living within about eight miles. During the improvement work some people may find it more convenient to use a different recycling centre, such as Ketteringham Recycling Centre, Station Road, Ketteringham, Norwich, NR9 3AZ.
Click here to link to lots of useful information about recycling, including a full list of Norfolk County Council's recycling centres.