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Scrapyard moves, maintenance work begins

19 November 2013

Jersey's scrapyard is being moved to the top of Bellozanne Valley while maintenance work is carried out on the site's old Energy from Waste (EFW) chimney.

A recent condition survey of the old EFW chimney highlighted the need for essential maintenance work. The chimney is not in danger of collapse but the steel flues on its top need to be removed, as does loose concrete on the outside. Work by a UK specialist chimney company starts this week and is expected to take three to four weeks.

Hunts Jersey Ltd (HJL) have been operating as Transport and Technical Services' (TTS) scrap contractor from the base of the chimney. From today [19 November] their operation closes permanently and HJL relocate to the scrapyard used by TTS' previous scrap contractor Picot and Rouille. The old scrapyard is an interim measure until HJL move to a new purpose-built site at the end of 2014. 

Scrap processed without payment

HJL normally pay for scrap depending on its weight. However, until weighbridges are set up at the new location it will not be possible to weigh and pay for it.

During the next four to six weeks, while HJL establish themselves at the new location, Island businesses and individuals will be able to deliver scrap for processing, but will not be paid for it. 

TTS Minister Deputy Kevin Lewis said “I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to businesses or members of the public but in this instance safety is paramount and my Department is left with no alternative but to relocate the scrap operation and to carry out the essential safety repairs to the chimney. I am very grateful for the cooperation of Hunts Jersey in this essential move."

Full demolition of the chimney will start in the spring of 2014 and will be completed the end of the year.

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