Believed to be a first in Europe a landfill recovery scheme and recycling company from the UK has achieved 100% material reuse. The site is located in Goole, East Yorkshire and Mytum and Selby Recycling excavated the once former landfill in order to build a new materials recycling facility (MRF). The new facility is scheduled to open in 2012-13 and will have a 225,000 tonnes capacity for businesses and local authorities.
Steve Carrie, managing director of Mytum and Selby said that landfill is often times something many do not want to discuss but because our company has the latest technology we see a fabulous opportunity in front of use.
Involved in the project was recovering and refining all builder’s rubble and using tiling and stone to construct the MRF. All glass, paper and plastics were reclaimed and reprocessed and all remaining organic and food waste was treated at the company’s plant and made into compost.