Considerate Constructor Award for Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park

16 July 2015
Four men in suits holding a certificate.

The construction team developing Milton Keynes’ new Waste Recovery Park has been recognised for being a good neighbour.

The site has received a silver award as part of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, which aims to highlight companies who care about their community, environment and employees.

Paul Greenwell, Waste Treatment Managing Director of Amey - which is constructing and will operate the new waste facility on behalf of Milton Keynes Council - said: “This is great recognition for the team, which has worked hard to ensure local residents are kept updated and involved as the scheme progresses. We regularly meet with local residents, all with the aim of being a good neighbour.”

Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park is being built on Dickens Road in Old Wolverton and will bring together three state-of-the-art technologies – Mechanical Treatment, Anaerobic Digestion and Advanced Thermal Treatment - to treat ‘black sack’ waste collected from homes in Milton Keynes. Together, the technologies will increase the amount of recyclable materials which are removed from the waste, in turn cutting the amount of rubbish sent to landfill by 95%.

Amey’s construction partner VolkerFitzpatrick carrying out the civil engineering and building works.

The site has been registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme since building work began last year. Inspectors visit the site at regular intervals to check it is caring about appearance, respecting the community, protecting the environment, securing everyone’s safety and valuing their workforce. 

Following construction completion in January 2016, the facility will go through commissioning and rigorous testing periods before it is fully operational in September 2016.