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Northumberland waste PFI deal goes ahead

Waste contractor SITA UK announced today it has signed a 28 year private finance initiative (PFI) contract with Northumberland County Council.
The deal for integrated waste management services will see construction of a range of facilities including the extension of Tees Valley Energy from Waste incinerator, which SITA said would start immediately.Northumberland County Council leader Bill Brookes said: 'This new contract represents a new era for waste services in Northumberland and, with the help of £40.8M in PFI credits from the Government, will deliver a truly sustainable waste management service that we can all be proud of.'The contract is funded jointly by SITA, AXA and the Royal Bank of Scotland.Other facilities to be built include a recycling facility and waste transfer station on land at West Sleekburn Industrial Estate and a transfer station that allows non-recyclable waste collected in south east Northumberland to be bulked-up and transported to the Tees Valley plant where it will be burned to generate electricity.

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