A Manchester company has secured a three-year deal for recycled waste to be exported to provide domestic power for homes in Denmark.
Junction 25’s contract with the Danish Government is to supply up 50,000 tons of baled commercial and industrial waste per year.
Up to 400 bales of non-hazardous waste of mainly comprising paper, timber and plastic leave its plant near Stockport each day for Immingham docks to be shipped to Denmark for use in Horsens combined heat and power plant.
The plant employs 80 local people and is part of a £15m investment by the Asset and Land environment group.
Managing Director Barry Kilroe said ; “This is a valuable order for us , but it has taken some time to negotiate the contract to export to a Danish facility with a certificated R1 status ensuring both UK and Danish environmental approval. There are only a handful of companies in the UK able to do this.
“We have a three-year contract to provide up to 1,000 tons per week, but as more combined heat and power plants come on stream in the UK after 2014 we will switch our attention to the domestic market.”
Junction 25 does not handle domestic waste, and can re-use 100% of all commercial material suitable for recycling. It also receives construction and demolition waste which is sorted and graded for re-use back in the building industry.