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Shanks planning application gets green light

Torfaen County Borough Council in South Wales has approved Shanks Waste Management planning application for a 120,000 tonne mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facility at its site in Pontypool.

The facility will have the capacity to process residual household waste from Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent and surrounding areas. In addition to recovering a number of valuable resources as metals, glass and stone the facility will produce Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) which can be used by industry and energy producers as a sustainable substitute for fossil fuels.

Shanks managing director Ian Goodfellow said: We feel that Shanks MBT technology will go a long way to ensuring that South East Wales region is capable of meeting Waless challenging recycling and diversion targets.

Over the coming months Shanks will start work to remove the existing plant and buildings from site while commencing the process of securing appropriate contracts prior to development of the facility.

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