Appointed to deliver a world-leading recycling facility

We are delighted to announce that, as part of Clegg Groupwe have been appointed to deliver a new state-of-the-art material recycling facility (MRF) for Sherbourne Recycling in Coventry.  

The new recycling facility – located on former allotment land adjacent to CSWDC’s Energy from Waste facility – will be set on a four-acre site and span across 12,000m².  

Sherbourne Recycling is wholly owned by eight local authorities – including Coventry City Council, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, North Warwickshire District Council, Rugby Borough Council, Strafford District Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Walsall Council and Warwick District Council)  with each partner committing to a long-term waste supply agreement. 

tate-of-the-art material recycling facility

Richard Dobbs, managing director at Sherbourne Recycling Limited, said: 

“Over the last decade it has been increasingly challenging and expensive for local authorities to manage recyclate collected at the kerbside. By creating a partnership, we were able to develop the business case for a regional 175ktpa facility, so we are really excited about being able to directly manage the whole recycling process and push market boundaries.  

After months of hard work, signing the contracts signifies a huge achievement for all involved in the project. With all contracts now in place we can begin the hard work of building the MRF of the future and creating our place in the market.” 

John Moxon, business development director at Clegg, said:

“We are delighted to be onboard and supporting with the construction of this new world-leading recycling facility. This project will make a real difference to the recycling capabilities in the West Midlands – as well as the sustainability offering as recycling reduces carbon significantly – so we are really looking forward to commencing work and bringing this project to life.”  

Since the beginning of 2021, the project team – led by Coventry City Council – has worked with Clegg and industry-leading waste and recycling equipment manufacture Machinex to maximise the use of the site, as well as working alongside CSWDC to provide a private wire connection from the Energy From Waste facility.  

Works are scheduled to begin onsite in early summer, with the initial building construction anticipated to take 15 months to complete. The facility is expected to be fully operational by summer 2023 and will be able to process 175ktpa recyclate from both domestic and commercial sources.  

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