Waste Recycling Group (WRG) in partnership with building materials supplier Cemex has been awarded preferred bidder status for North Lincolnshire Council’s 27-year waste contract.
The contract will treat up to 1.5M tonnes of residual household (black bag) waste over its lifetime.The proposal will provide a sustainable, local solution to North Lincolnshire’s need to treat and dispose of the waste that is left over after recycling has taken place.
In combination with cement-maker Cemex, WRG will use mechanical biological treatment (MBT) to recover as much value from the residual waste as possible by converting it into Climafuel, an alternative fuel developed by Cemex for use at their cement kilns at South Ferriby, Lincolnshire. Climafuel has been used successfully at this site as an alternative to traditional fossil fuels such as coal for almost five years.
This will have the combined benefit of reducing North Lincolnshire’s reliance on landfill – thus helping to meet tough Government landfill diversion targets and avoid Landfill Tax which is set to increase to £80 per tonne – as well as displacing the use of fossil fuels in cement making.
The MBT technology will be provided by Dutch firm Waste Treatment Technologies with construction by Scunthorpe-based Clugston and the facility should be fully operational in 2013/14.