Andrew Murrison has expressed dismay at a response from Hills Waste after Westbury residents complained about the smell from its Northacre Resource Recovery Unit next to the proposed site for its waste incinerator.
In a letter copied to Dr Murrison, Mike Hill, the company’s chief executive, says the replacement of odour filters takes 12 weeks and is expected to end by 30 August. The MP said;
“The smell is truly horrible - my constituents have had to put up with it for weeks with more to come in the very height of summer.
“If Hills can’t manage a simple thing like odour from its existing operation, why on earth would anyone think it can manage emissions from the old style incinerator it plans to foist on Westbury?
In his letter Mr Hill says his firm is fixing the odour problem ‘during normal daytime working hours Monday to Friday.’ The MP said;
“Hills’ lack of urgency is astounding. I bet the company’s top brass would make sure whoever contracted to do the filter change at the premises worked round the clock if they lived next door.”