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Derby Waste Treatment Centre accepts first waste

Resource Recovery Solutions (RRS), a joint venture between international waste-to-product company, Renewi plc and Interserve Group plc, has started accepting the first loads of waste at its new Waste Treatment Centre in Derby – marking the start of testing the facility.

 The testing period makes sure that the equipment is working properly – a key stage in the development of a waste treatment facility. The Waste Treatment Centre is the flagship part of a long-term waste contract with Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council. It has been built to process waste from Derby and Derbyshire that residents do not or cannot recycle.

 The new facility comprises a Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) operation, a recycling plant and a gasification facility. All stages of the process create valuable resources from the waste.

 The new facility will divert up to 98% of residents’ residual waste from landfill, while also generating enough green electricity to power approximately 14,000 homes. This electricity will be supplied to the national grid, offsetting the cost of the waste treatment to the Councils. A video showing how the Waste Treatment Centre will turn waste into valuable resources can be found here:

 Up to 400 people have been working at the site at the peak of the construction phase and 48 permanent jobs created, making a significant contribution to the local economy.

 James Priestley, Managing Director of Renewi’s Municipal Division, said:

 “We are delighted to be accepting first waste at our Waste Treatment Centre in Derby, a significant milestone in this project. This flagship facility will not only divert 98% of waste from landfill, but it will also generate green electricity from the parts of waste which cannot be recycled. We are looking forward to completing the commissioning of our facility and to providing first class waste services for the people of Derby and Derbyshire.”

 Interserve expects to substantially complete the building and testing of the centre during 2017 with the facility expected to be fully operational in spring 2018.

 About Renewi

 Renewi, created in 2017 by the merger of Shanks Group plc and Van Gansewinkel Groep B.V., is a leading waste-to-product business ideally positioned to be part of the solution to some of the main environmental problems facing society today: reducing waste, avoiding pollution, and preventing the unnecessary use of finite natural resources. With over 8,000 employees across nine countries in Europe and North America, we have deep expertise and an extensive breadth of waste management products and services.

 For us, waste is a state of mind, an opportunity. When we take away someone’s waste we then give it new life. We transform a wide range of used materials into useful products and raw materials for our customers, like recycled paper, metal, plastic and glass, woodchips, compost, energy, fuel, and other products.

 In the process we protect the world from contamination, preserve finite natural resources, and enable customers to meet their sustainability goals. With our deep international expertise we also provide them with an extensive product range, combined with local service and attention. Above all, our team is committed and passionate about our mission: waste no more.

 About Interserve

 Interserve is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. Our vision is to redefine the future for people and places. Everything we do is shaped by our core values. We are a successful, growing, international business: a leader in innovative and sustainable outcomes for our clients and a great place to work for our people. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. Headquartered in the UK and FTSE listed, we have gross revenues of £3.7 billion and a workforce of circa 80,000 people worldwide.



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