Lincolnshire lays claim to UK’s first ‘super waste’ site

Organic Recycling has announced its intention to develop a 'super waste' site in Crowland, Lincolnshire, with the capability to treat over 100 different types of waste.

The company boasts that no other site in the UK can offer the range of treatment options it will be able to provide once it completes its latest project – a £16M anaerobic digestion (AD) plant and biomass boiler.

The biomass boiler will generate heat for use in on-site glasshouses from a variety of wood and biomass wastes generated from external and internal sources.

The site already houses an in-vessel composting facility, a dry recycling transfer station, a water treatment plant, with further concrete areas for windrow composting and a dry recycling facility.

Organic Recycling’s Andrew Riddington said: “We will now be able to handle 150,000 tonnes of waste at the 52-acre site. It also means that we will be able to produce enough power from a renewable resource for over 1,400 homes.

“A single location able to handle multiple waste streams will mean significant cost savings for local authorities and businesses in the region which have a variety of waste to dispose of that currently must be sent to different locations.”

Maxine Perella

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