Suez opens SRF plant; FCC application sent to communities secretary; Kent recycling rate rises; RDF plant equipment auctioned; High contamination rates in Hartlepool
Suez opens SRF plant
Suez UK has opened its solid recovered fuel (SRF) facility at Rugby (pictured), which will supply the local CEMEX cement plant for the next 25 years.
The plant will supply the UK’s largest cement kiln with a direct replacement for fossil fuel, manufactured using waste from Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and the wider Midlands Area.
The facility can process up to 300,000 tonnes of residual waste each year and around 70% of the input material comes from local, while the remaining 30% is household waste, much of it from Northamptonshire County Council.
FCC application sent to communities secretary
A planning application submitted by FCC Environment for a waste transfer station in Buckinghamshire has been forwarded to the secretary of state for communities and local government.
This follows the Environment Agency’s withdrawal of an objection to the application for the site at London Road, near Amersham, subject to a number of conditions.
FCC had submitted a revised drainage plan.
Kent recycling rate rises
Kent Resource Partnership manager Paul Vanston has announced that the group’s recycling rate for 2014-15 provisionally rose by three percentage points to 45.6%.
Vanston shared on social media that the landfill rate for the year was down to its lowest level ever 11%.
RDF plant equipment auctioned
More than £1m is expected to be generated when equipment from a refuse-derived fuel plant in North Yorkshire is auctioned.
Equipment from the Walled Garden Partnership plant at Alne will be sold at the end of the month at an auction run by Eddisons.
High contamination rates in Hartlepool
Householders in Hartlepool are set to be educated on how to recycle more effectively after contamination rates reached their highest level.
The amount of rubbish intended for recycling being rejected has topped 22% against a target of just 5%.