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LWaRB call for infrastructure funding bids as it looks to more environmentally methods of waste disposal

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Source: Materials Recycling Week

A final call has been made for funding bids by the London Waste and Recycling Board.

It has made the call because, despite having plenty of bids, it wants to encourage bids that are more specific to its aims.

According to LWaRB it has received 200 expressions of interest for funding so far. However, it is looking to encourage infrastructure which enables a shift away from the disposal of waste by carbon intensive methods such as landfill and mass burn incineration, to more environmentally friendly methods.

Ideally the board would like to support three recycling plants (MRFs), two anaerobic digestion facilities, one mechanical biological treatment plant and one thermal plant, in addition to its intention to support the Biossence gasifier in East London.

LWaRB has already targeted its funds across a number of areas and funding for communications and reuse projects are now fully allocated meaning the board cannot accept any further bids in these areas.

An LWaRB spokesman explained: ““We are making this final call for businesses and local authorities to submit proposals for infrastructure bids to make sure that they are all aware of the coming deadline on 30 June.”

“Bidders will need to be advanced in securing a site for their scheme.  They will also need a plan for getting hold of the waste they plan to process, as well as good technology to go with it.  Good financials, a sound project team and a scheme that is consistent with the Board’s objective of moving 850,000 tonnes of waste a year away from landfill will also be considerations.”

The board has allocated £28million out of its full £84million funding pot to spend on new waste infrastructure over the next two years.

LWaRB call for infrastructure funding bids as it looks to more environmentally methods of waste disposal

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