WRAP funding for advanced recycling centre
"THE European Commission has given the green light to a host of projects proposed by WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) aimed at promoting waste recycling in the UK. The announcement means that WRAP’s pioneering Pilot Equity Fund and its Lease Guarantee Scheme, together with 18 capital projects, can now get under way."
"The first project to be rolled out is a £1.9 million state-of-the-art recycling centre for construction, demolition and excavation waste. The facility, which will be built by TK Lynskey Excavations Ltd (TKL), is being backed by £560,000 of funding from WRAP and will be equipped with an advanced Dutch-built segregation and processing system. This will produce consistently clean, high-quality recycled aggregates to stringent Department for Transport specifications and gradings."
"Much of the feedstock for the new facility, which is being built on a 4-acre site at Wath-Upon-Dearne, near Rotherham, will come from TKL’s own demolition and remediation business, but the facility will also be open to other waste producers."
"Liz Goodwin, director of materials programmes at WRAP, said: ‘This is the first of the capital grants to be awarded by WRAP from the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund following recent State Aid clearance from the European Commission. The centre will make a real contribution to increased use of recycled aggregates and reducing the UK’s demand for primary aggregates.’"
"Construction of the new facility is due to begin next month, for completion in September. The centre should be in full production in late 2005, by which time TKL forecasts it will be attracting a constant supply of around 2,500 tonnes of raw material a week."