Doncaster Council has proposed a new waste transfer site in Kirk Sandall where waste from Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham will be stored before being moved for processing.
Household waste, green waste and recycling waste and recycling will be stored at the site, which will change how waste from the three councils is moved around Doncaster.
The aim for the local authority is to improve the efficiency of waste collection and transportation – potentially saving thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money.
The site aims to aid the new “BDR waste partnership” project between Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham Councils to change the way waste is disposed of. From 2015, most of Doncaster’s non-recyclable waste will be processed into fuel.
Councillor Christine Mills – “We want the borough’s waste treatment and disposal system to be efficient and effective and the new Waste Transfer Station is a huge step in the right direction”
Councillor Christine Mills, Doncaster Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, said this is an important step in the Council’s bid to send less waste to landfill.
She said: “Currently waste is collected in refuse vehicles from people’s homes and taken away to landfill for disposal.
“However, from 2015 most of Doncaster’s non-recyclable waste will go to a new site in Rotherham where it will be processed into fuel. It would be very inefficient and costly for refuse vehicles to keep making journeys to and from Rotherham. So the proposal is for the waste to be taken to a new site on Sandall Stones Road in Kirk Sandall where it will be dropped off temporarily in a purpose built industrial building before being loaded into articulated lorries and taken to Rotherham. Recyclable and green waste will also go to the transfer station before being moved on to other places for processing.
“We want the borough’s waste treatment and disposal system to be efficient and effective and the new Waste Transfer Station is a huge step in the right direction.”
She added: “We have initial plans for the proposed Waste Transfer Station but we do want to give people in Kirk Sandall, Edenthorpe, and the surrounding areas a chance to have their say as part of a consultation we have just launched.”