The Executive was informed that in 2009 the Council had built a temporary structure at the Doman Road Depot to bulk Dry Mixed Recycling prior to haulage to a Material Recycling Facility.
The structure had recently been inspected and found to be unsafe. The surveyor had recommended that it should be replaced with a more permanent structure.
The estimated cost of building a permanent structure was £270,000, which was significantly less than the combined costs of carrying out repairs to the existing structure and conducting weekly safety inspections that would be required if this option was pursued.
The Executive noted the commercial benefits of replacing the existing structure with a permanent facility. This included a request from Surrey County Council, as the Waste Disposal Authority, for the Doman Road Depot to be used as a tipping point for recycling from Waverley BC for a period of 2 years while a new transfer station at Slyfield, Guildford was being built; this opportunity would raise an additional income of £100,000 over 2 years. There was also the potential of income from the collection and bulking of commercial waste in Surrey Heath.
RESOLVED that the temporary structure at the Doman Road Depot for bulk Dry Mixed Recycling prior to haulage to a Material Recycling Facility be replaced with a more permanent structure.
RECOMMENDED to Council that the capital programme be increased by £270,000 to include the construction of a permanent bulking bay at the Doman Road Depot.