Installation begins at new Isle of Wight EfW plant

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The EfW plant is expected to open summer 2019

Installation work has begun at a new recycling and waste treatment plant on the Isle of Wight.

The Forest Road site, which is operated by Amey in partnership with Isle of Wight Council (IWC), includes a mechanical treatment facility (MRF) to sort and grade mixed recycling and an energy recovery facility (ERF).

Its annual throughput of 80,000 tonnes will contribute to the council’s goal of diverting 90% of waste away from landfill by 2020.

Stadler Engineering has designed the facility to cater for local authority collected waste and commercial and industry.

The hybrid mechanical pre-treatment line has two operational modes subject to whether it is processing recyclate materials or black bag waste.

Income from selling high-quality recyclate onto the re-processing market will reduce the cost of the waste contract services to the IWC, Stadler says.

Clean paper and cardboard will be baled onsite and sent directly to paper mills.

Separately collected food waste will be taken to an Anaerobic Digester to be turned into compost and energy.

The ERF is capable of recovering 40,000 tonnes of waste every year, generating 23,000 megawatt hours of energy.

Michael Murwill, IWC cabinet member for waste management, said: “It is the council’s strategy to lead the country by aiming to achieve zero non-essential waste to landfill by 2025.

“In partnership with Amey, the Isle of Wight Council is making a capital investment in the creation of this new facility and I’m really looking forward to the MRF opening.”

The new facility will open in summer 2019.

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