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Enfield Council Opens "Super Depot"

Published Wednesday, 24 July 2013

A new super depot which brings together dozens of Enfield Council services has started operating.

Transport, environment The facility, in Morson Road, Ponders End, will house services including street cleaning, refuse and recycling, mobile libraries, vehicle maintenance services and people transport service.  The teams were located at three separate depots - Advent Way, Edmonton, Bury Street West, Enfield, and Carterhatch in Melling Drive, Enfield, dotted around the borough.

The site will house around 150 vehicles ranging in size from 3.5 tonne street cleansing vehicles to the minibuses which transport more than  900 vulnerable adults and children to day centres, schools and education centres around the Enfield and the 26 tonne waste vehicles which collect residents' refuse and recycling.

Around 350 staff will operate from the site, which will operate around the clock and act as Enfield Council's nerve centre for street cleaning, refuse and recycling collection and other services.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "After years of waiting we finally have a brand new, state of the art depot which is big enough to house a massive range of services and bring them together in one place. That makes it easier to maintain our fleet, reduces our overheads and means we can manage our operations far more efficiently than we've ever been able to before.

 "Facilities on site include a full workshop where trained mechanics can maintain and repair malfunctioning vehicles, a vehicle wash and first rate facilities for the staff who will work there.  It is particularly important to have an efficient and well-resourced headquarters in the borough so council crews can respond to any problems as quickly as possible.

“This new depot will replace three smaller sites that are now more than a decade old. Consolidation of our resources in Enfield and locating the new depot next to major roads will make it much easier and efficient for the deployment of vehicles and crews.”

As part of Enfield Council's sustainability campaign Enfield 20:20 the depot has also incorporated a range of green technologies to enable it to operate more effectively and reduce operating costs.

These include the use of green roofs to reduce water run off and encourage biodiversity, electric vehicle charging points, ground source heat pumps to provide sustainable energy and the use of recycled demolition aggregates in constructing the new depot.

A full list of services provided by the new depot is:
Recycling
Refuse
Street cleansing
People Transport
Fleet services
Pest control
Graffiti Action Team

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