Waste management company B&M has opened its £1 million refuse derived fuel (RDF) facility in Manchester.
The facility will take residual household and light commercial waste. Materials such as cardboard, wood and metals are recycled, while all non-recyclable waste will be baled and sent to a combined heat and power plant owned by Vattenfall in Hamburg, Germany.
B&M Waste Services director Neil Curtis said: “B&M Waste Services is always exploring ways to improve our offering and find new ways of preserving the earth’s resources for future generations. We are absolutely delighted to have opened our RDF plant in Trafford Park. By harnessing the energy contained in the material, B&M is able to help our customers to preserve natural resources, while diverting waste from landfill, resulting in lower carbon emissions.”
Dignitaries from Trafford Council, the German Waste Association and Vattenfall joined B&M at the opening.