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New centre will enhance recycling operation

A new centre that will make waste recycling in Ryedale more efficient and environmentally friendly has opened.Waste transfer

The Kirby Misperton waste transfer station replaces two facilities, one at Knapton Quarry and one on Showfield Lane, Malton as landfill sites are no longer any option. Waste transfer stations accumulate waste and recycling to maximise transportation efficiency, known as bulking up, before transporting to facilities for recycling, treatment and disposal.

Up to 30,000 tonnes of waste and recycled materials will be bulked up at the facility from local households, the local household waste recycling centre (HWRC) network and a small amount of commercial waste.

6,000 tonnes of paper, cardboard, plastic, cans and glass collected from households by Ryedale District Council and from the HWRCs will be bulked up and sent for reprocessing. Around 15,000 tonnes of waste will be bulked up and delivered to Allerton Waste Recovery Park for processing to remove further materials for recycling and to produce energy to be fed into the national grid.

County Councillor Andrew Lee, Executive Member for Business and Environmental Services, said: “It is necessary to enhance the network of waste transfer stations. A network of waste transfer stations, centrally located to catchment areas, is essential to the success of our recycling ambitions. The Kirby Misperton waste transfer station is designed to provide this facility for the Ryedale area.”

District Councillor Mike Potter, Member Champion for Waste and Climate Change said:  “A central waste transfer station provides an excellent opportunity to ensure all our waste and recycling rounds are optimised and miles travelled minimised to reduce our carbon emissions whilst delivering best value for our residents.  This new facility working in partnership also provides a more sustainable solution for Ryedale and its environment, however waste reduction remains the most energy efficient, cost effective and sustainable method ”.

The facility is a significant development for North Yorkshire County Council, Ryedale District Council and Yorwaste Ltd, who have worked in partnership to create a secure, long-term centre for the reception, bulking and transfer of waste and recyclables collected in Ryedale. The site, which will be operated by Yorwaste Ltd under contract to the County Council, has taken a year to build.

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