Waste-management firm welcomes local schoolchildren to Nursling recycling centre
RAYMOND Brown have welcomed around 60 schoolchildren from the local Fairisle Junior School to their Nursling recycling facility, near Southampton. The Year 3 children, who are currently studying recycling in class, had the opportunity to see the centre in action and were about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling their waste.
The successful visit comprised of a tour around the site and an interactive classroom lesson in the visitor centre. All the pupils were gifted with a Raymond Brown goody bag and hi-vis vest to help keep them safe when walking or riding their bikes to school.
Site manager Justin Ebbutt commented: ‘Recycling is all about preserving our world’s resources for future generations, so we consider it really important to involve local schools in our operations. By educating young people we are helping to protect our environment for many years to come.’
Operated by Raymond Brown Waste Solutions, the new materials recycling centre – located just north of the M27 motorway – processes up to 75,000 tonnes of non-hazardous commercial and industrial waste per annum.
Initial planning proposals started in 2012 and after a year of development and consultation, stakeholders raised no concerns or issues during the process. Hampshire County Council provided pre-application advice, making suggestions and modifications to the initial proposal, including a woodland-management plan funded by Raymond Brown.