Recycling and waste management company, FCC Environment has opened the doors of its new £ 11m materials recovery facility (MRF) at its Sutton Courtenay site in Oxfordshire.
The MRF will treat non-hazardous commercial and industrial waste collected from businesses in the county, separate out recyclables such as glass, paper, metals and plastics with the residual fraction being sent off site for energy recovery in the form of a refuse derived fuel. It can also process source-segregated materials in preparation for their recycling into new raw materials.
The new plant complements other treatment facilities FCC Environment has developed in the last year at Costessey, Norfolk; Bletchley, Buckinghamshire; Arpley, Merseyside and Alfreton, Derbyshire, as part of the company’s desire to build a significant business waste collection and recycling operation.
Paul Dumpleton, FCC Environment – “The business model for FCC Environment has been to develop modern waste processing infrastructure to ensure we can offer our business customers methods of extracting value from their waste and diverting as much material from landfill as possible”
The Sutton Courtenay MRF has the capacity to process 100,000 tonnes of waste per annum and will provide up to 38 jobs, bringing the total number of FCC Environment employees at Sutton Courtenay to around 55.
Paul Dumpleton, head of regional development at FCC Environment said: “The business model for FCC Environment has been to develop modern waste processing infrastructure to ensure we can offer our business customers methods of extracting value from their waste and diverting as much material from landfill as possible.
“The Sutton Courtenay MRF is the next piece in this infrastructure jigsaw and will enable us to provide top class services in the Oxfordshire area.”
The MRF is housed within a 4,500 sq m building and includes a further 7,000 sq m of external concrete hardstanding. The building was constructed by Jones Brothers Civil Engineering UK with the internal MRF separation equipment being supplied by CP Group.
Under the current planning permission the landfill site is required to be completed by 2030, with full restoration by 2036.