The county of Devon has entrusted SUEZ with a contract for the construction of a new transfer station and annual treatment of 45,000 tonnes of residual household waste from two districts, as well as six recycling centres.
The waste treatment contract is for a duration of ten years and an amount of around £60 million1. It will enter into force in January and may be extended for five years. Starting in February 2019, residual waste will be routed from the new transfer station in Brynsworthy to the SUEZ energy recovery centre in Severnside near Bristol.
Devon County Councillor Andrea Davis, Cabinet member for Infrastructure Development & Waste, said: “We are pleased to be working with SUEZ to deliver a new waste transfer station in the North Devon and Torridge area. Residual waste that cannot be reused, recycled or composted has been landfilled up until now. Starting in February 2019, it will be recovered and treated to generate energy”.
For more than 30 years, SUEZ has been offering expertise in favour of resource preservation in the United Kingdom. In 2016, Recycling & Recovery teams handled 10.4 million tonnes of waste, including 8.5 million tonnes which were recycled or recovered.
1 Approximately 68 million euros