Waste Recycling Group (WRG) has been announced as the preferred bidder for Lincolnshire Waste Partnership’s 150,000-tonne energy-from-waste (EfW) facility in North Hykeham.
The facility will treat residual household waste from the region and has been mainly funded using prudential borrowing from the Treasury.
According to Lincolnshire County Council, the total cost of the facility and four new waste transfer stations will be around £145m.
Waste partnership chairman Lewis Strange said: “This facility heralds a new beginning for the disposal of waste produced by local residents. The facility will avoid the spiralling costs of sending waste that cannot be recycled to landfill and saving the authority millions of pounds each year in rising taxation and new EU fines.
“The facility will also produce enough electricity to power more than 10,000 homes and businesses,” added Strange. “The authority will also now look to further exploit the potential of the facility to develop a district heating scheme.”
Construction on the facility is expected to begin in April 2011 and could be completed by autumn 2013.