Boost for Willerby composting scheme

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Published: Wednesday 4th March 2015 by The News Editor

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A scheme to turn garden and food waste from homes in East Yorkshire into compost has been given a £2.1 million boost.

The waste composting site on Albion Lane in Willerby will transform 60,000 tons of green waste a year from residents’ brown bins into nutrient-rich compost.

Now the operator of the facility, Wastewise, says it expects to be up and running in the coming months having received a £2.1 million loan from Yorkshire Bank and further support from economic leadership group the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and Close Brothers Asset Finance.

The scheme will see the upgrading an existing rubbish plant to boost its capacity. Now building work at the £4m facility is complete, commissioning is due to begin at the start of May.

Wastewise has a 10-year contract with the local authorities to handle rubbish from the brown bins.

Wastewise managing director James Landau said the loan puts them in a “strong position” to grow the business.

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Published: Wednesday 4th March 2015 by The News Editor

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