Allerton Waste Recovery Park

Amey is working in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council and City of York Council to transform waste treatment at this state of the art facility which treats ‘black sack’ waste from households across the county.

Allerton Waste Recovery Park became operational in March 2018 following a three-year construction programme. Through a unique combination of three technologies, it is reducing the amount of household waste being sent to landfill in North Yorkshire by at least 90% by:

  • Firstly sorting the ‘black bag’ waste using mechanical treatment technology to extract and recyclable items
  • Processing around 40,000 tonnes of food and organic waste each year to generate renewable energy
  • Using the remaining non-recyclable waste to generate enough energy to power at least 40,000 homes.

The facility employ 90 people and also features a visitor information centre for use by schools and community groups in North Yorkshire.

You can read more about Allerton Waste Recovery Park here.