A Â£3million project for the construction of a new in-vessel composting facility, supported by Â£560,000 of WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme) funding, has begun in Derbyshire.
The tunnel composting facility, at Etwall in Derbyshire, will be constructed at Biffaâ€™s existing garden waste composting site and is the fourth in-vessel operation to have received funding from WRAPâ€™s Organics Capital Support Programme. It will be built by G F Tomlinson with equipment supplied by Christiaens Group, which brings over 25 years of experience to the project. The facility will allow Biffa Waste Services Ltd to start processing kitchen waste at the site from March 2007.
The new facility will have the capacity to compost 24,000 tonnes of organic waste every year, bringing the total annual in-vessel capacity currently supported by WRAP to around 80,000 tonnes.
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