Warning over disruption as work continues on new recycling centre in Hartcliffe

Hartcliffe Reuse and Recycling Centre will open later this year

<p>Aerial image showing construction on the new Hartcliffe Reuse and Recycling Centre</p>

Aerial image showing construction on the new Hartcliffe Reuse and Recycling Centre

Work is about to start on a road junction which will serve a new recycling centre for south Bristol.

Hartcliffe Reuse and Recycling Centre will be the largest household recycling centre in the region, and will mean people in the south of the city will no longer have to travel to Avonmouth or St Phillips.

With construction work having started last March and opening expected later this year, the project is now focused on creating a new junction from Hartcliffe Way on to the site.

It means from Monday, January 17 two-way temporary traffic lights will be installed between the Headley Lane and Novers Lane junctions, and will operate 24 hours a day lasting for 16 weeks.

The city council hopes the site, which will be run by Bristol Waste, will reduce demand and congestion at the city’s two existing sites.

It will feature a split-level layout and one-way traffic system will enable residents to safely sort their items into easily accessible, dedicated bins, making it easier and more convenient for people to recycle their household waste.

It will also host a reuse shop and workshop.

A spokesperson for Bristol Waste said: “We understand that this will cause some disruption, for which we apologise.

“We ask road users to bear with us while we complete these works to support the delivery of the much-needed new reuse and recycling centre to serve south Bristol’s residents.”