JERSEY’S metal recycling facility is relocating from its current base in Bellozanne to a new purpose-built centre in La Collette Recycling Park.
After six years at Bellozanne, EMR Jersey will cease operations at Bellozanne on Friday, 11 October at 4.15pm. There will be no service for a week, and the new facility opens to the public on Monday, 21 October at 7.30am.
The relocation has enabled EMR Jersey, which recycles around 10,000 tonnes of metal every year, to achieve full compliance with Jersey’s environmental legislation. It also means the site’s ability to segregate various grades of metals has improved, and it can now accept materials that it previously couldn’t, such as refrigerators and other cooling appliances.
Kerri Thomas, site manager for EMR Jersey, said: “Giving our customers an exceptional service has always been our priority and so this relocation has enabled us to expand our services.
“It is a really exciting time for EMR Jersey and we would like to thank the Government of Jersey for all their support with the relocation. In the six years that we have been operational, we feel we have really become a part of the community on our Island. As well as being the local metal recycler that you can rely on, we have contributed over £10,000 to local community and environmentally-based charities.
“Last year, EMR Jersey was proud to support Seedy Sunday. Our donation helped to grow the group’s annual Seedy Sunday Jersey event, which brings together green-minded people – the only one of its kind in the Channel Islands.”
The move has been facilitated with help and support from the Government of Jersey, who work in partnership with EMR Jersey. The area in Bellozanne being vacated will become part of the new sewage treatment works.
The Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Kevin Lewis, said: “We are developing a fantastic recycling park at La Collette and, by bringing the facilities together and revising the opening hours, we are making it easier for Islanders to recycle and reuse their waste.
“We have a great partnership with EMR Jersey, and it is delivering results. I am grateful for all their work in ensuring that, as an island, we are able to manage our metals in an environmentally-friendly way. At the same time, this move will free up the space we need to build our much-needed new sewage treatment works.”