Plans have been announced for a new materials recycling facility and waste transfer station in Northumberland.
Waste management company SITA said the new facility at the West Sleekburn Industrial Estate, between Ashington and Blyth, will be needed to support its forthcoming PFI waste contract with the county.
It is critical for Northumberland to put the infrastructure in place to increase its recycling and meet the Government’s landfill diversion targets
– Andy Stokes, SITA UK It said the new plant would boast “state of the art” modern technology to sort mixed newspapers, magazines, cardboard, cans and plastic bottles collected by six district councils in Northumberland.
The plant would also include a transfer station for bulking up green waste and non-recyclable waste before transporting it to composting or disposal facilities.
The MRF will be capable of sorting 50,000 tonnes of recyclable material each year, while the transfer station will have a 70,000 tonne annual capacity. More here …