Preferred bidder to manage residual waste for the South West Devon Waste Partnership MVV Environment Devonport, is planning on developing a recycling plant to process incinerator bottom ash produced by its planned energy from waste facility.
The plant, to be located at Whitecleaves Quarry, Buckfastleigh would recover scrap metal from the 57,000 tonnes of ash produced each year by the EfW plant. The remaining ash would then used as an aggregate substitute.
MVV Environment Devonport managing director Paul Carey said: “The ash left over after residual waste has been burned is a valuable resource, and this recycling plant would ensure that we extract maximum value from South West Devon’s waste after treating it. We believe Whitecleaves Quarry is an appropriate location for this plant.”
The firm will submit a planning application to Devon County Council shortly.
MVV is currently waiting on the response from its planning application to build a £95m EfW with an annual capacity of 245,000 tonnes on a site in North Yard, Devonport. It will take waste from Devon, Torbay and Plymouth.