Hull awards waste processing contract

Hull City Council has awarded a seven-year contract to Geminor to divert more than 80 per cent of the region’s municipal waste from landfill.

The secondary fuels specialist, working in partnership with local waste management company, Wastewise, will manage the handling of 46,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste material every year, collected from more than 100,000 homes across the city.

The waste will be refined into refuse-derived fuel at a Geminor waste processing facility which will be co-located with the state-of-the-art Energy Works (Hull) Ltd gasification facility, where the refuse derived fuel will be recovered.

Doug Sharp, assistant city streetscene manager at the council, said: “Appointing Geminor offers significant benefits. Alongside diverting waste from landfill, the agreement will reduce haulage emissions and generate a considerable volume of renewable energy.”

The agreement will commence on 1 April 2018.

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