WRAP chips in for wood recycling plant

A £3.5million facility set to dramatically increase wood recycling in Central England has been backed by a sizeable grant to help invigorate the industry.

The Waste Resources Action Plan (WRAP) has chipped in £612,500 towards the plant in Elkesley in Nottingham.

Operated by R Pelvin & Sons Ltd the facility will be capable of reprocessing almost 100,000 tonnes of waste wood every year if running at capacity.

The recycled wood will be used to produce chipboard, animal bedding and biomass.

As well as investment in plant and machinery, the development of the site involves improvement to local roads, new surfacing and the erection of new buildings to house the new plant and for the storage of finished products.

The inclusion a new reprocessing, grading and packaging facility helped secure the WRAP funding.

The new plant will remove contamination and the subsequent grading of reprocessed wood to stringent standards will allow the production of high quality animal bedding products.

Tom Fourcade, WRAP’s material sector manager for wood, said: “Plevin’s new facility is a great example of the type of project that WRAP looks to fund – where sophisticated reprocessing and grading plant can produce a range of added value products.

“This will be a class leading wood recycling facility of national significance.”

By Sam Bond

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