Composting capacity for local authority kitchen waste is set to expand as Agrivert has won planning permission for a 49,000 tonnes a year in-vessel composting site in Cassington, Oxfordshire. Bio-waste from local authorities across the county could go to the plant for processing.
Sales and marketing director Harry Waters said that they would also be looking at commercial kitchen waste as another possible waste stream because there is about two and half thousand tonnes produced in the city of Oxford each year.
The proposed £5million build could be operational by April 2009 and will be developed in partnership with Worton Farms, a specialist in blending soils and producing soil improvement products. However, the final size of the facility depends on the success of tenders currently under consideration.
Agrivert managing director Alexander Maddan said: [Cassington] is one of six sites that we are currently developing for organic treatment facilities. They have all been chosen for location, access and beneficial partnerships.
These sites have also been strategically selected to enhance our position for key tenders that will allow the relevant local authorities to remove their potential LATS exposure posed by planning delay.
Image: Cassington in-vessel facility artist's impression