Former Recycling Plant Turning Into Playground

June 22, 2017

[Written by Don Burgess]

The former recycling plant in Devonshire has been torn down as work continues to turn it into a playground.

Last November’s Throne Speech promised that the Ministry of Public Works would demolish the old Devonshire Recycling Facility on Devon Spring Road and transform the site into a community playground.

There was a three-person crew there this morning [June 22] helping clear the property of debris.

The Bermuda National trust said in response to last November’s Throne Speech, “The Trust also welcomed plans to remove the eyesore of the former Devon Springs Recycling Plant and to replace it with a playground and hopes that this will be expedited.”

Former Recycling Plant Bermuda June 2017 (1)

Former Recycling Plant Bermuda June 2017 (2)

Former Recycling Plant Bermuda June 2017 (3)

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  1. Jus' Askin' says:

    An election must be coming ;-) ;-)

  2. Color blind says:

    So I guess it ain’t only botanical gardens kids getting a playground. Should stop all the whining about kids who look a certain way being the only ones getting A playground . The fact that there are numerous playgrounds throughout the island and anybody is allowed on all of them should have also stopped the whining but simple minds need something to whine about

  3. Warrior says:

    Dark Bottom, St. David’s playground needs updating- there are swings and a slide in place. Thank you in advance

  4. Good gesture, a little too late to sway votes.

  5. JohnBoy says:

    Lots of work going on lately. Hmmmmm

    • Izzypop says:

      Yeah the economy is picking up. More money to do things with.

  6. Shari-Lynn Pringle says:

    This person is happy to see this eyesore torn down and turned into something for the community. #Bermuda should be littered with playgrounds, gardens and parking lots instead of eyesores.

  7. Guy Smiley says:

    Good thing it’s not an OBA company doing the work or everyone would cry foul.

  8. wondering says:

    electioneering….just like the crumbling wall that stood for a decade…the former being fixed to keep the people sweet and this playground to try to get a few votes.

    Bob Richards will be rolled out soon no doubt

    • Toodle-oo says:

      Yep , just like all the heavy duty road re-surfacing that suddenly began everywhere a few weeks before the last election .

      • Zevon says:

        Remember how the lighthouse suddenly got painted December 2012?

  9. Okay says:

    Help me understand this..no money to maintain public school playground equipment..

    But got money to build a new playground.

    And install a playground, gifted​ from AC..meaning us.but nonetheless..just feets away.

  10. Izzypop says:

    Grumble there is nothing to do for the kids and here we hv not one but two playgrounds going up and people complaining
    Maybe just maybe with the extra money in the economy now a days Govt will be able to get schools up to standard
    But if you all think that the PLP is going to be able to fix all the issues you are all complaining about under this Govt you better get your heads out of your asses now and wake up to reality.

  11. Triangle Drifter says:

    Moan, moan, moan. There are some who can never be pleased.

    These are just a couple of simple playgrounds. Nothing like a Beyonnce concert or something equally superficial.

    • 32n64w says:

      Just thing how many scholarships could have been funded instead of spending $3m on the Beyoncé vanity weekend? Certain memories are short and very selective.

    • Jus' Askin' says:

      Who has more ‘followers’, Beyonce or AC? :-D

      • ramblings says:

        Who brought more visitors?

      • Jus' Wonderin' says:

        How many followers came for Beyonce tho….I’ll wait!

  12. Umm says:

    Sooo the kids got to smell the stinch coming from that plant now.

  13. Coffee says:

    Just like the OBA to put a playground for our children next to MAWI’S sewage treatment plant .

    That site is contaminated !

  14. Y-Gurl says:

    Great, it always was a playground with little or no actual recycling being done there…very fitting

  15. Spotty says:

    Er’body gotsta stop whinin’ and start celebratin’. A new playground means new hope. Don’t go bein all territorial ’bout cramp like ” I’m need a playgrond rond hur cuz dis is wurr I’m stay to.” Not cool. Let the kids and they parents enjoy de benefits!! Be glad it ain’t anotha prison!