Work to start on new waste facility

On the page about traffic and access (https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/keynsham-recycling-hub/traffic-and-access) the lane heading east from the site is marked as “12 Future extension (by others)”. This is I hope means that the council’s intention is to create a cycle connection to Bristol Bath Railway Path from World’s End Lane to Norman Road. This, via the BB Railway Path then creates a traffic free/light (ish) route from Bath to the recycling centre.

Keynsham Recycling Centre Site plan.

Potential route providing a mostly traffic free route from the new Recycling Centre to the BB Railway Path and into Bath.

Mead Lane “Mud” Ramp needs upgrading to a good 4 season wheel friendly surface.

BATH NEWSEUM

Plans to build modern and environmentally-friendly recycling facilities at the current Keynsham waste site have taken a step forward.

From mid-February contractor, Farrans, will begin preparatory work to secure and prepare the site of the Keynsham Recycling Hub in Pixash Lane. The main works are due to follow on from March and it is hoped the work will be completed in Autumn 2023

The site will include a new reuse shop, alongside the new public Recycling centre, which is planned to open at the end of 2022. It will also give residents improved recycling choices and help meet the council’s climate and nature emergency commitments.

Residents in Bath and North East Somerset are already bucking the national trend for the amount of material recycled in 2020/21, reaching an impressive Reuse, Recycling and Composting rate of 59.2%, the highest since records began.

B&NES is currently placed fourth out of 92 unitary…

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