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Green light for recycling facilities expansion


A waste management specialist has secured planning permission for an expansion of recycling facilities at a centre in Caerphilly.Bryn Recycling, a Bryn Group company, will expand its recycling storage area and create an enhanced landscaping bund at the Uchaf Farm facility in Gelligaer.The expanded hard standing area will provide the space and facilities needed to increase the quality and recovery rate of sorted and recovered recycled materials, as well as improving overall site operations.Caerphilly County Borough Council has granted planning permission for the scheme.Alun Price, managing director of Bryn Group, said: “The expanded yard will see an even greater proportion of materials that are sorted on site being returned to use in manufacturing and production processes.”I’m proud of the role we play in boosting local recycling rates and preventing recyclable materials from unnecessarily being wasted. Our ongoing investment in facilities and technology sees us continue to succeed, which secures more than 100 jobs for local people and allows us to support local community groups and grass-roots sports teams.”He added: “We have taken a long-term view of recycling needs for the county borough, and will continue to invest and improve our operations to help Caerphilly residents and businesses reduce, reuse and recycle as part of Wales’s world-leading circular economy.”Planning consultancy was provided by Joe Ayoubkhani at Highlight Planning, advised by McQuitty Landscape Design and John Perkins Consulting Engineer.