A new £3.2 million recycling centre has opened in Somercotes.
The FCC Environment facility at Somercotes Industrial Park separates waste so it can be recycled instead of being sent to landfill and has been operational since March.
Richard Jeffery, national sales manager, said: “We have invested in modern new facilities for Derbyshire to help companies recycle more of their waste and make considerable savings in landfill tax. FCC Environment is keen to work with businesses in the area to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and pass on the associated savings to our customers.”
Around 47 per cent of the waste can be recycled including metal, plastic, paper, card, wood and rubble, and made into new products.
The remaining 53 per cent generates energy at a plant in Nottingham, where it is burned at high temperatures to create steam which is delivered to EnviroEnergy via a pipeline.
The heat is suppliedto customers including 4,600 domestic premises and the Broad Marsh shopping centre.Operational from 7am until 5pm from Monday to Friday, the centre employs 25 people and can process up to 80,000 tonnes of waste per year. Visit www.fccenvironment.co.uk or call 0844 736 9992 for more.