Waste plant a step closer

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Work is under way on a new waste treatment facility.

A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held at the site on Bolton Road, Manvers.

The facility will treat up to 265,000 tonnes of household and commercial waste from the Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster councils annually.

After treatment, nearly half of the waste will end up as a solid recovered fuel, which will be used to generate electricity at a new multi-fuel plant currently under construction next at Ferrybridge.

Councillor Richard Russell, representing the three councils, said: “It is a massive milestone in this challenging project. Huge amounts of household waste from across the three boroughs will be diverted from landfill and turned into solid recovered fuel as well as guaranteed high levels of recycling.”