Members of the Bradford Council’s Regulatory and Appeals Committee in the United Kingdom have approved plans submitted by Pennine Resource Recovery (PRR) to build a facility that will extract recyclables from Bradford and Calderdale’s household waste and convert the remaining material to electricity.
PRR says the facility will allow the two communities to divert more than 90 percent of Bradford and Calderdale's waste from landfills each year, help the councils increase their recycling rates to more than 50 percent and generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 20,000 homes.
In a statement made after receiving approval for the project, Mark Tribe, PRR’s project director, said, “Our project will bring great economic and environmental benefits to Bradford and Calderdale, and we’re delighted councilors have recognized this.
“No matter how environmentally responsible we are, our society will always generate waste. The resource recovery facility will ensure we deal with waste in a sustainable way and avoid sending it to environmentally damaging and increasingly costly landfill sites,” Tribe added.
Construction is expected to start by the first quarter of 2013. The facility is expected to be operational by 2016.