Smart new building to be filled with tons of black sack rubbish

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THIS prestigious looking building could be mistaken for a conference centre or perhaps a business headquarters.

But instead of being filled with high-flying executives, this complex will be stuffed to the brim with ... smelly household waste.

For this is an artist’s impression of the proposed new MK Waste Recovery Park, into which the contents of black sacks from all over the city will be tipped.

The park, planned for Dickens Road, Old Wolverton, will treat rubbish destined for landfill and, where possible, make it suitable for recycling.

It will use a combination of state-of-the-art technologies to remove more recyclable materials from the general waste, say AmeyCespa, the company chosen by Milton Keynes Council to build and operate the complex.

The aim is to cut down the amount of landfill, said project manager Andrew Cousins.

This week the company announced a series of public exhibitions before it applies for official planning permission.

“AmeyCespa aims to be a good neighbour,” said Mr Cousins.

The exhibition starts on Thursday January 24 at Creed Street theatre and arts centre in Wolverton from 3pm to 8pm. The following day, at the same venue, it will be open between 10am and 7pm.

On Saturday January 26 it moves to Midsummer Place shopping centre between 9.30pm and 4pm.

For more details view www.mkwasterecovery,com.