The integrated plant, which Sita will also be operating, includes a household waste recycling centre, waste transfer station, a recyclate bulking facility. An in-vessel composting facility will be opened in 2010.
The facility will take 20,000 tonnes of residual waste from the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales areas each year, which will be processed by the waste transfer station. It is expected that the household waste recycling centre will handle around 6,000 tonnes of material.
Sita UK processing general manager Geraint Rees said: We are delighted to deliver this integrated waste management facility and believe it will significantly improve the way waste is dealt with in these areas.
It is particularly important to offer residents a way of easily recycling larger household items that cannot be included in kerbside collections.
Residents will be encouraged to recycle household items such as furniture, electrical items, carpets, bed linen, wood and other materials.
Work on the IVC plant situated next to the recycling centre is to take place later this year. The facility will have a capacity of 10,000 tonnes of waste per year.