The new purpose built facility was officially opened with a ribbon cutting by Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Kevin Lewis, on Friday (18 October), after the company relocated from its previous site at Bellozanne.
Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Kevin Lewis, said:
“I was really pleased to officially open the new site for EMR Jersey, which now brings all our main solid waste and reuse and recycling facilities into one location at La Collette.”
EMR Jersey works in partnership with the Government of Jersey, who helped to facilitate the relocation.
The move to the new site has enabled EMR Jersey to improve its ability to segregate various grades of metals; it can now accept materials that it previously couldn’t, such as refrigerators and other cooling appliances.
Director of EMR Jersey, Bob Garwood, said:
“I’d like to thank The Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Kevin Lewis, for agreeing to mark the opening of our new facility by cutting the ceremonial ribbon.
“I would also like to thank the Government of Jersey, our customers and our partners, as without their support, this relocation would not have been possible.
“EMR Jersey is not just a metal recycling facility, it is also a community partner you can rely on. We put a great deal of importance on supporting the communities and groups that are close to our sites.
“Through our Community Fund, we are proud to have contributed to local community and environmentally-based projects on our Island. This year, we are supporting Acorn Woodshack, Caring Cooks of Jersey, Jersey Mencap, National Trust for Jersey and The Parish of St Helier Bloom with their projects.
“Giving our customers an exceptional service has always been our priority and so this relocation has enabled us to expand our services. At EMR, we recycle everything from a toaster to an aircraft carrier and our constant drive for innovation has led us to develop technologies that will directly benefit our customers.”
The depot at La Collette Recycling Park is now open to the public.