Recycling and treatment of waste that would otherwise go directly to landfill

The facility will:

  • Change the way we view waste, treating it as a valuable resource.
  • Complement existing recycling and composting services in Essex.
  • Recover recyclable materials such as metals, plastics, cardboard and aggregate for recycling.
  • Play an important role in delivering sustainable recovery of value from waste.
  • Provide robust and safe treatment of waste that cannot be recycled.
  • Operate safely and be strictly regulated to protect the environment and human health.
  • Reduce our reliance on landfill and reduce Landfill Tax costs.

The facility has been sized taking into account many important factors:

  • National and local recycling and composting targets – the facility will help the county boost recycling performance.
  • Population increase and housing growth.
  • New recycling and composting schemes in the pipeline.
  • The proposed plans for treating organic waste.

The facility will only treat waste collected within the Council areas of Essex and Southend-on-Sea.

More information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions section.

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