Work underway on second Cumbria MBT plant
25 October 2010, source lawr
L to R: Nigel Christian, Cumbria County Council; Huw Lewis Shanks Waste Management; Cllr Dave Roberts, Cumbria County Council; John Hodder, development manager; Phil Redmond, managing director, Hanson
Last year work began on the other MBT site at the Northern Resource Park at Hespin Wood, near Carlisle, which is due to come on stream in 2012.
Both plants are part of a 25-year contract, worth over £700M, between Cumbria County Council and Shanks.
Once they are up and running, the majority of the county's waste will be sent to the two MBT facilities, which will process 120,000tpa of waste. It will mean that the amount of waste sent to landfill will be cut by around 80%, leading to a major reduction in the amount of methane produced by the county and a saving of millions of pounds in landfill charges.
The deal with Shanks will also see the company developing and managing Cumbria's 14 household waste recycling centres (HWRCs).
Councillor Tim Knowles, Cumbria County Council's cabinet member for waste management, said: "The introduction of MBT technology will revolutionise the way we deal with waste in Cumbria and ensure we have a greener, more cost-effective system of managing rubbish for years to come."
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