Major milestone for new waste facilityPublished Thursday, 5th March 2015
The new waste treatment facility at Manvers in Rotherham has taken delivery of its first waste.
The facility will treat leftover household waste from Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham and turn it into a valuable resource rather than send it to landfill.
Waste from all three council areas began being delivered to the plant in the last week of February at the rate of approximately 200 tonnes a day. Over the following six weeks, this will increase to around 1,000 tonnes a day.
A Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) facility will maximise recycling by extracting any overlooked plastic, steel, aluminium, glass and aggregate from residents’ black or grey bins. The remaining material will be either turned into a Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) to create energy, or used on site in the Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility to produce electricity and a form of compost for restoring former industrial land.
Once fully operational in the summer of 2015, it will lead to savings equivalent to 114,000 tonnes of CO2 every year.
The facility has been built by 3SE, a partnership of Shanks Group and SSE on behalf of the BDR Waste Partnership, which commissioned the new facility and manages waste from Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham council areas. Work on the £750m contract began two-and-a-half years ago, and more than 40 new jobs have been created in the Dearne Valley.
More details can be found at the BDR website.