The new Allerton Waste Recovery Park will reduce waste from landfills in North Yorkshire by 90%


Allerton Waste Recovery Park reduce waste North Yorkshire
Amey, the British subsidiary of Ferrovial Services, has recently started work on the Allerton Waste Recovery Park, located in the North East of the UK. The ceremony marking the laying of the facility's first stone was attended by Mel Ewell, Chief Executive Officer of Amey, and the team from the Environment Competence Center of Ferrovial Services and Amey in charge of this project, as well as the institutions involved in the project.
The project includes the construction of one of the largest recycling plants in Europe and is the result of joint work between Amey and North Yorkshire County Council and City of York Council. The new facility, expected to completed by 2018, will reduce the amount of waste going to landfill in North Yorkshire by 90%, in addition to generating enough energy to power 40,000 homes in the area. [caption id="attachment_135256" align="alignleft" width="695"]primera piedra North Yorkshire Mel Ewell, CEO de Amey, junto con representantes | Mel Ewell, CEO of Amey, along with representatives
from North Yorkshire and City of York councils[/caption] Furthermore, the new waste recovery park will generate cost savings for domestic waste treatment of around 250 million euros in the first 25 years of operation. Mel Ewell, Chief Executive of Amey, said: “We are pleased to mark the beginning of construction at Allerton Waste Recovery Park; it is an example of true partnership working that will provide lasting benefits to neighbouring communities. As well as creating hundreds of jobs, we are also committed to recruiting and training apprentices to fill our operational roles to ensure we are creating a positive legacy and boosting the economy in Yorkshire.”

European Waste Project of the Year

The new Allerton waste recovery park has been recognised as "European Waste Project of the Year" at the 2014 IJ Global Europe & Africa Awards. The award recognises the unique funding structure presented by this project, which is one of the largest of its kind in Europe. The 2014 IJ Global Europe & Africa Awards recognise the best infrastructure projects in the industry and energy sectors from the past year.


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