Support services and contractor Interserve has been awarded a contract to construct a mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plant at Westbury for operators Hills Waste Solutions.
The project will provide a waste treatment facility on the Northacre Trading Estate, Stephenson Road, in a construction period of around two years. The site will be owned and operated by Hills Waste Solutions under an agreement with Wiltshire Council for treatment of Wiltshire’s waste.
The MBT process involves pre-sorting of the residual municipal waste, bio-drying in a composting area followed by shredding and further sorting to produce recyclates and a solid recovered fuel (SRF).
Interserve is building the facility, which comprises the reception building, bio-drying hall, processing building and connected offices and administration facilities.
Interserve is undertaking all the building and civil engineering works, with Italian company Entsorga delivering the process plant.
The project is part of Wiltshire Council’s strategy to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill.
The plant will allow 60,000T of household waste to be treated in this, the county’s first MBT plant.
“Planning permission was granted for this project two years ago and Interserve has been working with Hills Waste Solutions during this period to bring this project to fruition,” said Interserve associate director for civil engineering Wayne Howell.
“It has now been confirmed that Interserve will be involved in the project and we are pleased to be working alongside Hills Waste Solutions and Wiltshire Council.”
“The Northacre facility will reduce the proportion of Wiltshire’s municipal waste sent to landfill to less than 20 per cent, from a current level of around 37 per cent.”