Avonmouth centre injects £5.3 million into local economy

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waste management centre

A Resource Recovery Centre, in Avonmouth Bristol costing £252 million, has put £5.3 million back into the local economy

Once up and running, the multi-million pound plant will divert around 320,000 tones of non-hazourdous industrial waste from landfills, while producing 34MW of low carbon energy – enough to supply 44,000 homes with electrical power.

Recycling / renewable energy company and developer of the build Viridor, has currently spent £5.3 million on the waste management centre along with other local business within a 30 mile radius of the site.

The construction has been underway for a year and is expected to take a further two years to complete.

Somerset County Council will use a third of the waste management centre’s available space to divert waste that is currently being sent to three landfill sites.

Project Manager, Helen Moon at Viridor has said that both Viridor and its construction partners are working hard to ensure that local businesses contributing to the build, are fully supported throughout every stage of the process.

She added that Viridor’s commitment to creating strong relationships with the local businesses will benefit the site and the local area enormously.

B&A group will supply more than 200,000 tonnes of recycled building materials to help build the plant.

B&A Group’s recycling aggregate sales manager said that the company are happy to be working with Viridor to support the facility.

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