Severn Waste Services, Recycling Facility

Head Office: +44 (0) 1905 362 300   |   London Office: +44 (0) 203 8701 645   |   Birmingham Office: +44 (0) 121 312 3876   |

Head Office: +44 (0) 1905 362 300   |   London Office: +44 (0) 203 8701 645   |   Birmingham Office: +44 (0) 121 312 3876   |  

Severn Waste Services, Recycling Facility

New build


Norton, Worcestershire



  • - Architecture

Herefordshire Council, Worcestershire County Council and the District Authorities in Worcestershire wanted to provide a common and simple system for the collection of dry recyclable materials from kerbsides across the two Counties. The authorities wanted to adopt a system of mixed or ‘commingled’ collections, whereby householders are requested to place all recyclable materials into a single bin for collection.

Project Benefits

  • Bespoke design created to enhance the facility’s process - The One design team worked to tight timescales while ensuring the bespoke design was created around the production line the client required. The design also seamlessly incorporates a number of H&S features as the plant handles tonnes of flammable materials every day, therefore the building services team worked closely with architecture to make this possible. Due to the large amount of vehicle movements within the process plant, the design team also ensured the access and egress points to the building and site perfectly suited these operations.
  • An integrated teaching facility ensures future generations can learn about recycling and environmental sustainability - One of the key considerations in the design was the incorporation of a classroom within the front of house office and welfare accommodation, as well as the positioning of a viewing mezzanine to allow local school children to come to the plant, learn about the facility and how this fits into a community’s environmental responsibility.

Project Overview

One Creative Environments Ltd. (One) was tasked to design the commingled materials reclamation facility (CMRF), where materials were to be separated and dispatched to reprocessors for ultimate remanufacture into goods.