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Knowsley waste station plans approved

20 Dec 11 Plans to develop a rail loading waste transfer station at Knowsley Industrial Park, Kirkby have been approved by councillors.

The proposed facility would enable up to 500,000 tonnes of residual waste (the waste left after recycling) per year to be bulked up and transported by rail to an energy-from-waste facility in Teesside.

The plans have been drawn up by Sita UK but the facility will only go ahead if Sita wins its bid for the Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority’s (MRWA) resource recovery contract.  Sita is on a shortlist of two for the MRWA contract.

Sita UK planning manager Corrina Scott-Roy said: “Our proposal would utilise an existing rail transfer facility and with some minor alterations provide an efficient and sustainable method of transporting waste to an energy-from-waste plant which would generate heat and electricity in Teesside.  This would mean that 500,000 tonnes of waste is put to good use rather than being sent to landfill.”

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