Derek Gough Associates LLP

Organic Waste Management is pleased to announce the commencement of construction of a new GBP 15m solid waste treatment facility in Northwich Cheshire

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Source: Derek Gough Associates LLP

The site will primarily serve the Manchester / Merseyside industrial commercial market and will divert 180k tonnes of waste which would normally go the landfill. The waste will go through an intensive recycling process which will recover the hard recyclables and convert the residue to compost or a high calorific fuel product. The company is using Bedminster Technology, who operates facilities in North America, Australia and Japan.

Company Chairman Mike Brookes said “The Bedminster Technology is proven at scale on the waste types we are targeting and we know that we can build and operate the plant at a cost very competitive with landfill. We have some uncommitted capacity at the plant at present and plan to talk to Local Authorities who may need outlets for collected food waste as well as mixed residual waste, the waste which would normally go to landfill. The site is located close to the Brunner Mond chemical site close to the A556 in Northwich, and has excellent road and rail links which is necessary for a modern waste treatment facility. We recognise that we need to have facilities deployed for customers to see and experience, schemes that need consents or funding etc make it impossible to plan fundamental services”.

Organic Waste Management Ltd is a joint venture between Mike Brookes of The Nick Brookes Group of Companies and Bedminster. Pearce O’Kane CEO of Bedminster said “For the past 30 years Bedminster’s core business in North America and Australia has involved extracting high quality biodegradable material (or biomass, at greater than 95% purity) from mixed municipal waste (or black bag waste) for conversion into Class 1 (un-restricted use) prime grade compost. As the Bedminster Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) Technology extracts more than 95% of the biodegradable waste input, this means we are able to guarantee Local Authorities that we can meet their diversion from landfill requirements beyond 2020 at no premium to the tax payer, as well as provide a cost effective added value service to the commercial and industrial sectors”.

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