The facility is intended to recover recyclable food waste through MBT from residual waste collected in North Yorkshire and York. Energy from waste (EfW) will take care of the rest.
The facility can accept up to 320,000 tons of waste per year and was commissioned in 2018 ( Letsrecycle.com Talk). Since then, every four years he has fallen short of his contractual recycling target of 5%.
A report to be submitted to the North Yorkshire Transport, Economics and Environmental Overview and Scrutiny Commission on 20 October shows that the facility will generate just 1.04% of its waste between April 2021 and March 2022. Shown to be recycled or composted.
North Yorkshire County Council said Letsrecycle.com Amy has received a performance penalty and may receive further penalties for missing her target.
According to the report, “mechanical problems” with the MBT unit over the years required the plant to operate in “bypass” mode on a regular basis. This means that no recyclate was extracted.
“It was also difficult to place the plastic in the limited number of offtakers as it is recovered from the rest of the waste stream,” the report said.
Amy expects the facility to recycle only about 2.2% of its waste in 2022/23, the report shows.
Michael Lear, Assistant Director for Travel and Environment, North Yorkshire County Council, said: Letsrecycle.com Although the Allerton Waste Collection Plant’s recycling performance was “below targets,” it was important to consider the “broader context of recycling rates within the county.”
The materials tend to be of lower quality than street collection materials, making it more difficult to find a market for them.
Lear said North Yorkshire sent 44.4% of its household waste for reuse, recycling or composting last year, and recycled 65.61% of the material sent to household waste recycling centres. “The county’s overall performance is going well,” said Lia.
He added: This material tends to be of lower quality than street collections, which makes it more difficult to find a market for it. ”
Rea said recent maintenance work on the plant’s mechanical processing equipment had improved its performance “significantly.”
“We are closely monitoring our progress and will continue to work with Amy to optimize the types of waste delivered to the plant and look for opportunities to ensure continued performance improvements,” he said. concluded.
Letsrecycle.com We reached out to Amey for comment.
North Yorkshire and York City Council awarded infrastructure and waste company Amey in 2014 a contract to build and operate the Allerton Waste Recovery Park, comprising an MBT plant, an anaerobic digester and an EfW facility. tied.
In 2021/22, the Allerton Waste Collection Park processed 291,296 tons of waste.
According to the report, Amey completed a two-week planned shutdown of its MBT plant in April to replace the main supply conveyor. “Since the maintenance work was completed, MT performance has improved significantly,” it says. Amy said he expects the facility’s occupancy rate to be 73% in 2022/23, compared to 52% in 2021/22.
Meanwhile, the amount of waste diverted from landfills by Amy improved “significantly” from 2020/21 to 2021/22, increasing from 80.94% to 89.4%, the report said.
As previously mentioned, fiscal year 2021/22 is not the first time a facility has failed to meet its 5% recycling goal. In 2021, the facility recycled just 1.08% of contract waste, which he is slightly higher than in 2021/22.
Last year, it was revealed that the North Yorkshire County Council deducted £652,903 The “consistent” lack of recycling targets resulted in Letsrecycle.com Talk).
Last week, Spanish company Ferrovial announced it had agreed to sell Amey, excluding its waste disposal business, for £400 million ( Letsrecycle.com Talk).