Rushden fly problem firm hopes to build extra unit

Monoworld Recycling
Monoworld Recycling

The company at the centre of a fly infestation controversy has applied to build another industrial unit to store and process recyclable materials.

Monoworld, which is based on the Sanders Lodge industrial estate in Rushden, has been criticised for the way it deals with the materials it processes, with nearby businesses and residents accusing it of causing a fly infestation that has lasted for three summers.

Representatives from Monoworld, Rushden Council and the Environment Agency have met residents and businesses to discuss their concerns.

Now residents are angry at the company’s plans to build another unit at the site. They have formed an action group, Monoworld Fly Action Group, to fight the company and put pressure on it to move out of Rushden.

Group member Mark Sanders said: “As a community we are continuing to raise our objections to the presence of Monoworld on the Sanders Lodge estate as being quite simply an absolutely unsuitable location. This proposed new development, we regard as totally unacceptable.

“The fly problem has moved around this year with some people who were badly affected last year not being so badly hit this year while others have found the problem has got worse.”

Monoworld was unavailable to comment before we went to press.