The design and build £4.15 million waste transfer station facility on Midland road Scunthorpe, was constructed for North Lincolnshire Council.
The site will ensure 90 per cent of the area's waste is diverted from landfill. The process is for waste to be tipped at the new waste transfer station and then it is taken to a UK-based facility where plastics and metals are extracted for recycling. The remaining waste is then processed to generate enough electricity to power around 5,000 homes.
The site created around six new jobs in North Lincolnshire and forms part of a wider £65m investment the council is making over the next 10 years to ensure the council diverts as much residual waste from landfill as possible at the lowest cost.
North Lincolnshire Council produces around 47,000 tonnes of residual municipal waste per annum and this site will enable the council to move up the waste hierarchy.
The plan was for the site to house the waste for usually 24 hours and no longer than 48 hours.
The site also provides a new location for the Council’s Transport Services, which includes office accommodation, mess facilities and parking which were relocated to this site.