New £1m recycling plant gets go-ahead
Hampshire Council chiefs have given the go-ahead to a new £1m household waste recycling centre in Eastleigh.
The new facility will be built at Stony Croft Rise, off Chestnut Avenue. The plans include a new access road and 28 customer parking bays.
The current Eastleigh household waste recycling centre, built in the 1980s, is in Woodside Avenue but county officials say it is outdated.
The new split-level facility will make it easier for people to recycle their household waste. Instead of having to walk up steps to tip rubbish into bins, there will be raised walkways.
The bins can also be emptied without having to close the site for safety reasons, as currently now. The £1m cost includes £827,000 for construction work.