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Wyvern celebrates new two year licence

Wyvern has celebrated gaining a new two year licence for its Dimmer processing plant by completing upgrades totalling £200,000.

The waste management company has been granted the licence by the State Veterinary Service to continue processing food wastes, of which it currently deals with 650 tonnes a month. It also processes 800 tonnes of garden waste over the same period.

Since it officially opened last June, the spending has included £35,000 on improved drainage around the composting facility and £87,000 on two new composting vessels.

New machinery has also been purchased for £63,000 that will allow the material to be loaded into the vessels and covered more quickly.

Wyvern managing director Andrew Olie said: “All of these works will make the operation more efficient and it will tackle the odour issues that occurred last summer when it first opened. We really think we are on top of it now and are constantly liaising with local residents to let them know what we are doing.”

The facility is run by Wyvern on behalf of Somerset County Council and collects waste from homes in parts of Mendip, south Somerset and Taunton Deane, composting the material inside a building with a retractable roof and a forced air system.

Olie added: “We are one of only a few facilities in the country to be given a two year licence by the State Veterinary Service and we are delighted to have that stamp of approval.”

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