Allerton Waste Recovery Park

Amey is working in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council and City of York Council to design, build and operate a state-of-the-art facility to treat ‘black sack’ waste from households across the county.

Construction started on the new facility in January 2015, it will be fully operational in early 2018.

Allerton Waste Recovery Park will reduce the amount of waste going to landfill in North Yorkshire by at least 90% and increase recycling in the county. It will:

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

The facility will create around 400 constructions roles and around 70 permanent jobs when it is fully operational. It will also include a visitor information centre for use by schools and community groups in North Yorkshire.

You can read more about Allerton Waste Recovery Park here.