by tocle on May 9th, 2013 - Comments Off
SITA UK Ltd and Cornwall Council have developed a new waste management initiative in Cornwall that will yield both environmental and economic benefits as waste wood is diverted from landfill.
During 2013, SITA plans to supply around 15,000 tonnes of biomass to the A&P Group, which will store and load the product at its port operation in Falmouth. The biomass will then be used as fuel to power the facility in Sweden which creates electricity and supplies steam to a district heating scheme in Stockholm. In November 2012, Cornwall Council was awarded a grant from the Department of Communities and Local Government to help increase diversion of waste from landfill.
From May some of these funds will be used to enable waste wood to be diverted from landfill. Waste wood from commercial sources, as well as wood deposited at Cornwall’s household waste recycling centres, will be shredded and graded in readiness for shipping to a biomass facility in Sweden.
Mike Reynolds, A&P Falmouth’s Port Operations Director said: “This is a significant new export cargo for the Port which will help to secure jobs in our cargo operation. We are particularly pleased to be able to play our part in making good use of waste material and in the process benefiting the environment.”