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New JCB’s for Staffordshire’s HWRC’s, A50/A500 corridor investment requested

Written by on 21 February 2024

Household Waste Recycling Centres across Staffordshire could be running more efficiently with the help of 11 new high tech JCBs.

Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet has agreed to the procurement of the machines, which will be used primarily to compact material in waste containers and increase on-site capacity.

In March 2021 Staffordshire’s HWRCs were brought back in house. Part of the business case for this was to invest in new machinery to help the running of all 14 centres across the county.


Staffordshire County Council and partners are calling on the government to invest £3 million into further developing a project to create highly skilled jobs and better transport links along the A50/A500 corridor over the next three years. This major road runs along the A50 and A500 from Crewe to Nottingham.

It is a hub of economic activity, being home to global businesses and world class universities. It is also a critical transport route, linking the M6 to the M1.

The Corridor is an initiative led and developed by Staffordshire County Council.  Due to its scale and complexity, it has now reached a point where it needs national funding to be developed further.

County council representatives visited Downing Street this week to call on the government to allocate £3 million to the scheme in the 2024 Spring Budget.

If the bid is successful, proposals that are expected to create 5,000 more jobs and add £100 million in gross value added by 2030 can be progressed.