Saturday, December 05, 2009
Dealing with Darlington's Waste
MBT Plant Opening
Cllr. Nick Wallis | MySpace Video
On Friday, John Wades formally opened its MBT (Mechanical Biological Treatment) plant at Aycliffe Village - the facility which processes Darlington's household waste, and material from the Wade-operated Civic Amenity Site on Whessoe Road.
Together with representatives from the Council, the various contractors responsible for the plant were also there. Inevitably, there was ribbon, a pair of scissors and an Echo photographer - I'm prepared for the worst given the runaway success of the excellent Glum Councillors site which lampoons exactly this kind of shot.
Anyway, of much greater interest is the rapid prgress at the site - remember it was little more than concrete walls and floors in June of this year. Now, our recycling rates are improving rapidly, and in a facility where every effort is made to minimise landfill. I'll be going up to the plant again soon to record some of active processing of the waste.