Biological waste treatment company New Earth Solutions has opened a new waste treatment facility at Blaise Farm Quarry in Kent.
Designed to process up to 50,000 tonnes a year, the facility will provide a local solution for source separated green and kitchen waste from southwest Kent households.
The facility has been contracted by Kent County Council in order to support segregated collection schemes for organic waste operated by both Tonbridge and Malling and Tunbridge Wells borough councils. The contract period is for a minimum of 15 years with the option for a further five year extension.
New Earth Solutions managing director Peter Gillatt said: The new facility will produce a range of high quality composts that will be widely utilised across agriculture land remediation and regeneration activities in the Kent region.
The composting process is managed by an advanced computer controlled optimisation programme.
New Earth Solutions is expanding rapidly and rolling out waste treatment facilities across the UK. Current local authority clients include Bournemouth Borough Council, Dorset County Council, Bristol City Council, Essex County Council and Leicestershire County Council. The firm is also working with McDonalds and Asda.