Biowise has formally unveiled its £4.5m in-vessel composting (IVC) facility near Hull.
The facility follows the award of a 10-year contract, in partnership with J&B Recycling of Hartlepool, to process organics from both Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire councils.
The plant will process more than 60,000 tonnes a year of garden and food waste from 263,000 households.
Lord Haskins, former chairman of Northern Foods, led the official opening in front of 100 representatives from local businesses, funding organisations, councils and primary school children (above).
James Landau, managing director of Biowise, said: “It is an amazing day and great to see the culmination of all our efforts come together after years of planning. We are very happy to have so many people here to view the facility and see it officially opened.”
Lord Haskins, who chairs the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), said: “This is a great example of how we can work with local businesses to help them grow and create new jobs. I wish Biowise every success.”
Funding in the project includes assistance from the LEP, Yorkshire Bank and Close Brothers Asset Finance.