A new facility in Hampshire will transform bulky waste into a solid recovered fuel (SRF).
Veolia Environmental Services has opened the plant at Warren Farm near Fareham to help Hampshire’s Project Integra scheme achieve 94 per cent landfill diversion of household waste.
Currently, the partnership of Hampshire councils achieves 90 per cent landfill diversion, but this two year trial project of turning bulky waste should help it achieve the 94 per cent diversion target.
The new facility will handle any material from bulky waste collections that is too large for kerbside collections or for handling by the county’s three energy from waste facilities.
Any metal from the bulky waste will be extracted for recycling following shredding, before being shredded again into an SRF with any other recyclables also removed at this point.
Veolia Environmental Services chief executive Estelle Brachlianoff said: “Diverting waste away from landfill helps to make vital savings for councils across the country and Hampshire is leading the way.
“This new facility at Warren Farm shows that Veolia is innovating for the environment’s benefit. At the moment, this is a trial but we believe this will help lead Hampshire closer to zero waste to landfill.”