Developing new Facilities for Cornwall’s Household Waste and Recycling
Who are we? – Working in partnership with Cornwall Council and local non-governmental organisations who share our aims, we bring an innovative solution to the management of Cornwall’s waste and recycling. Through new investment and services, we boost recycling, composting and re-use and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. Managing Cornwall’s waste effectively and responsibly is critical, both for the community and the environment. That’s why we work to promote re-use and recycling, and convert the remaining waste into energy.
Our overall objective is to reduce the amount of waste that’s sent to landfill, since this both benefits the environment and reduces the associated cost to Cornwall’s tax-payers. We do this by helping to reduce waste in the first place and then by working to boost re-use, recycling and composting.
Any waste that’s left over after recycling is converted into energy at our new energy recovery centre in St Dennis, which generates enough electricity to power 21,000 thousand homes.
SUEZ recycling and recovery UK is bringing forward plans for modern, purpose-built recycling and waste management facilities for Cornwall on vacant industrial land at the Cornwall Business Park, near Scorrier Junction.
We are planning to build new facilities to sort and handle Cornwall’s household waste and recycling on behalf of Cornwall Council.
The development will support Cornwall’s new household waste and recycling collection service that will allow residents to recycle their food waste and that aims to increase the county’s recycling rate. The facilities will also accept some waste and recycling from local businesses. The new facilities will replace the current operations at Wilson Way, Pool.
Our teams are working every day at our sites around the county to recycle Cornwall’s household waste and recover energy from the waste that can’t be recycled.
We recognise our responsibilities to our neighbours, the environment and the local community. As a result, we work through our people, planet, profit approach and have in-house teams specialising in environmental compliance and community relations.
The development site is on a vacant plot in the Cornwall Business Park to the east of the A30 near the Scorrier Junction. Allocated for industrial development and warehousing, planning permission has previously been granted for waste management facilities on the site
We are preparing to submit plans for facilities that will include:
A single, enclosed processing building housing:
– a materials recycling facility to sort and bale recyclable materials – such as paper, card, plastics and cans.
– a transfer station where collection trucks will tip their loads of general waste (mainly black bag waste) and food waste, which will be stored for a short time before being bulked on to larger lorries and taken for processing.
Covered storage for baled recyclable materials
An office building
Parking for a fleet of trucks that collect waste and recycling from local businesses