Lincolnshire celebrates green energy milestone

Lincolnshire County Council has reduced the amount of rubbish it sends to landfill by 92 per cent as a result of its successful Energy from Waste plant.

Owned by council, the facility has now processed one million tonnes of the county’s waste, repurposing in into 554,000 Mwh of green energy for 29,000 local homes.

The site treats up to 190,000 tonnes of residual waste each year, converting it into 13.1 MW of electricity. It also produces around 215,000 tonnes of incinerator bottom ash, which is commonly used in road construction.

Eddy Poll, executive member for Waste and Resources at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “This facility was the biggest capital investment we have ever made, and it is enabling us to do the right thing with our waste - environmentally and economically.We’ve reduced the amount of waste we send to landfill by 92 per cent, saving us £89 per tonne in landfill tax. Not only that - the waste has been repurposed into electricity to power over 29,000 local homes.”

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