IT'S a rubbish job - but someone has got to do it.

MP Victoria Prentis has helped open a new waste management plant in Banbury.

Commercial and industrial waste from the area's businesses, along with domestic waste and recyclables from homes in the Cherwell District Council area, will be processed at the £7million plant.

Grundon Waste Management, which is headquartered in Benson, took less than a year to build the 20,000 sqm waste facility in the Thorpe Way Industrial Estate.

It was built on previously undeveloped land owned by Banbury Town Council.

Neil Grundon, deputy chairman, said: “Grundon has a long association with Banbury.

"We have traditionally operated out of two sites but wanted to streamline our operations.

"When the site at Thorpe Road became available it made sense to us, and to the local council, to work towards integrating our offices, depot and waste transfer station onto the one site.

“Having completed phase one of the project in opening this new waste facility, we plan to invest in preparing our old site at Merton Road for residential development."