Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park

Amey is working in partnership with Milton Keynes Council to design, build and operate a state-of-the-art facility to treat ‘black sack’ waste from households across the borough.

Construction started on Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park in spring 2014, with it currently undergoing commissioning stages. It is due to be fully operational in spring 2017.

Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park will comprise the following technologies:

  • Mechanical Treatment will firstly sort the waste, ensuring any recyclable items can be extracted. We expect to take out at least 9% of the incoming waste for recycling.
  • Food and biodegradable items will be extracted and processed in a fully enclosed anaerobic digester to generate renewable energy. This process will also create a compost-like material which will be available for use on brownfield sites.
  • The remaining non-recyclable and non-compostable material will be used as a fuel for an Advanced Thermal Treatment plant. This will transform the material into a gas, which is then combusted to generate steam to create electricity in a turbine.

Together, the technologies will cut the amount of rubbish sent to landfill to around 3%.

The facility will create around 45 jobs once operational and will also include a visitor centre for use by the local community.

You can read more bout Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park here.