South Yorkshire waste treatment plant in line for awards

A new waste treatment facility which is revolutionising how waste is managed in South Yorkshire has been shortlisted for three prestigious national awards.

Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 6:00 am

The MRW National Recycling Awards recognise excellence and innovation in recycling and resource management in the waste industry.

The waste facility at Manvers opened, which cost around £77 million, last July and treats leftover waste from almost 350,000 households in Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster, turning it into a useful resource, such as fuel and electricity, rather than sending it to landfill. The facility has created more than 40 new jobs in the Dearne Valley.

The project is a finalist in three categories – Private-Public Sector Partnership, Best Energy from Waste initiative, and Communications.

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The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London in July.

The facility is the result of a partnership between (Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham councils and 3SE, a consortium of Shanks, the international waste-to-produce business and SSE, one of the UK’s leading energy companies.

It diverts up to 96.5 per cent of the waste it receives away from landfill.