New facility proposed to maximise recycling opportunities in Wrexham
- 18 October 2011
- Company & Industry News
Local people are being given the opportunity to view the proposals for the next phase of development at the Wrexham Recycling Park at Bryn Lane on Wrexham Industrial Estate before a planning application is submitted.
Waste Recycling Group (WRG) is proposing to develop a mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facility in Phase 2 of the Wrexham Recycling Park. This facility will provide further sustainable waste management facilities and increase the recycling levels for Wrexham. This development marks the next stage in WRG's private finance initiative (PFI) with Wrexham Borough Council to provide the householders of Wrexham with a sustainable and high quality waste and resource management service.
As part of its consultation, newsletters are being posted to residents and businesses within approximately two miles of its Bryn Lane facility as well as local community representatives and organisations.
Further information on the proposed development will be provided at a public exhibition from 1pm to 8pm on 18 and 19 August 2011 in the Atrium Suite of Redwither Tower, Redwither Trading Estate, Redwither Business Park, Wrexham, LL13 9XT.
David Rees, project manager for WRG, said: "Phase two of development at this facility will enable Wrexham County Borough Council to meet its future recycling, composting and diversion of waste from landfill targets. We very much hope that people will come to the public exhibition, discuss the proposed development and let us know what they think."
The MBT facility will consist of two main parts: a mechanical treatment facility (MT), which would separate the residual waste fraction of household waste, which has not already been recycled, and a biological treatment facility (BT), which would then bio-dry the remaining waste materials to produce a solid recovered fuel (SRF), which can be used as an alternative for fossil fuels in industry. The facility will be designed to incorporate a number of measures to ensure that odour and noise levels are controlled, and mitigated to an acceptable level.
The MBT facility will be developed on vacant land adjacent to Phase 1, and will utilise the existing site access from Bryn Lane. The proposed building and associated infrastructure will be of a similar dimension, colour and specification to the buildings developed in Phase 1. Landscaping works will be carried out around the development site, and conservation initiatives will be established on parts of the non-operational areas of Phase 2.
Those unable to attend the exhibitions will be able to download copies of the exhibition boards from the project website (www.wrgwrexham.co.uk) from 18 August 2011.
Following the exhibition, the comments received will be analysed and, where possible, amendments made to the proposals. A planning application is due to be submitted in September 2011 and it is hoped that the facility will be operational by mid 2014.