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Waste Disposal

Volume 403: debated on Monday 10 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) incinerators and (b) waste to energy plants handle waste collected by local authorities in the UK; and where they are located. [100473]

There are sixteen facilities which burn municipal waste in the UK at the following locations.

  • Bolton (Manchester)
  • Cleveland (Billingham)
  • Coventry
  • Dundee
  • Dudley
  • Edmonton (North London)
  • SELCHP (Lewisham, London)
  • Tyseley (Birmingham)
  • Kirklees
  • Lerwick (Shetlands)
  • Nottingham
  • Sheffield
  • Stoke
  • Wolverhampton
  • Isle of Wight (PDF)
  • Pebsham (RDF)
They all generate power and/or heat. The last two plants on the list burn refuse derived fuel (RDF) prepared from municipal waste.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many waste incinerators are planned by waste disposal authorities; what the capacity is of each incinerator planned; and what information she collates on the contractual arrangements for waste disposal. [99675]

OperatorLocationSize/tonne/yrPlanning statusPermit status
NEWLINCS DevelopmentsGrimsby56,000GrantedPPC application to be submitted
OnyxPortsmouth165,000Granted after appealPPC application expected this year
OnyxMarchwood, Southampton160,000GrantedPPC application being determined
Surrey Waste ManagementCapel, Surrey116,000Permit withdrawn after JR. New application expectedPPC permit issued
GrundonsSlough400,000GrantedPPC application being determined
OnyxChineham, Surrey110,000GrantedPPC permit issued
HLC Waste Management ServicesNeath, Port Talbot85,000GrantedPPC permit issued
Waste Recycling GroupHull150,000Application refused. Planning appeal in progressPPC permit issued
Kent EnviropowerMaidstone, Kent500,000GrantedPPC permit being determined
Riverside Resource RecoveryBexley, London580,000 nominal capacityApplication submitted; public enquiry pendingPPC application pending
Brightstar EnvironmentalDerby55,000 up to 222,000GrantedPPC application to be submitted '03
OnyxSheffield225,000GrantedPPC application determined
County Environment ServicesRoche, Cornwall64,000Application submittedNo application