A PUBLIC consultation is being held for Hayes residents to find out more about a large nappy recycling facility proposed for land off Uxbridge Road.

Knowaste hopes to open Hayes 180, a plant recycling absorbent hygiene waste, in a 3,746 sq m building on the western edge of Springfield Road Industrial and Business Area.

The company is planning to create 20 jobs and open in early 2017 on the currently empty brownfield land.

The facility would turn 36,000 tonnes of waste a year, including nappies, incontinence pads and sanitary towels, into plastic and pet litter.

Hillingdon Council has received three letters of objection from the public and a petition signed by 59 people.

A Knowaste spokesman said: “The recycling operation itself will be fully enclosed within the building and we will operate in accordance with Environmental Permitting Regulations.

“Being a good neighbour is extremely important to us. Please join us at this public exhibition event to speak face-to-face with our team and find out more about the project.”

The public will be able to ask them questions at the consultation next Saturday, October 24, at St George’s Community Centre, 8-12 Lancaster Road, Southall, from 11am to 3pm.

Hillingdon Council expects to make a decision on the Knowaste planning application by November 25.