Kibworth household waste and recycling site is to close early next month for redevelopment which will see it improved and expanded.
As announced earlier in the year, the county council sought - and has now been granted - planning permission to renovate the site, which is located off the A6.
The redevelopment will allow more bays and will make the site safer and easier to use, with a planned split-level surface meaning that customers no longer have to climb steps to access the skips.
The improvements will also improve traffic flow and enable the HGVs at the site to be separated from the area used by the public to further improve safety.
The site will close on November 1 and is expected to remain closed for around 12 months. Residents are being advised to use the waste and recycling centres at Harborough and Oadby instead.
Supporting our residents to recycle and to responsibly deal with their waste is a top priority for us and we are pleased to be able to start work on improving the Kibworth site. Once the work is completed, residents will find the site more efficient and easier to use.Person:Councillor Blake Pain, cabinet member for the environment
The new site is expected to re-open late next year.
For more details go to: www.leicestershire.gov.uk/kibworth