Day: 8 September 2005
Wyvern selects Liebherr loader as prime handler
Wyvern's landfill site at Poole in Somerset was once a clay quarry and, having been worked out, was converted to a landfill site and started taking domestic waste in 1970. Since that time, it has received some 100,000 tonnes a year from the Wellington and Taunton catchment areas. Now the landfill operation has come to the end of its life and the area is to be restored and landscaped, meaning that household waste which cannot be recycled will now have to be taken to other landfill sites. To deal with this, Wyvern has built a waste transfer station adjacent to the landfill site which, annually, will handle around 50,000 tonnes of local waste before it is transported to other landfill sites in the county.
Municipal waste recycling on the upward trend
The full 2003/04 Municipal Waste Management Survey report for England shows that the total amount of municipal waste has fallen slightly to an estimated 29.1 million tonnes in 2003/04 compared with 29.4 million tonnes in 2002/03, a decrease of one per cent. This was the first time, in recent years, that there has been a reduction in municipal waste arisings.
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