New Earth Solutions’ innovative waste treatment processes.
Households and businesses in Cardiff will soon benefit from New Earth Solutions’ innovative waste treatment processes as garden and food waste from the city starts arriving at the New Earth facility in Sharpness, Gloucestershire this week.
Around 25,000 tonnes of source segregated garden and food waste will be composted at the fully-enclosed, in-vessel facility over the next 12 months, diverting it from landfill and converting it into a nutrient-rich, high-quality compost. Compost from the facility is already utilised by a large number of farmers as a beneficial soil conditioner and the addition of the Cardiff material will help NES meet an increasing demand for its recycled compost. New Earth will also make the compost available to the Council for use within suitable projects.
Councillor Margaret Jones from Cardiff Council said: “I am delighted this contract will enable us to make further CO2 reductions when compared to landfill, while also proving more economically advantageous.”
The award of this interim contract will assist the Council in meeting its landfill diversion and recycling targets whilst providing the opportunity to formulate a long term treatment strategy.
New Earth Managing Director, Chris Cox, said “New Earth is pleased to support Cardiff Council in this project – ‘Recycling Together’. We continue to grow and add new local authority customers, recycling and diverting biodegradable waste that would otherwise go for landfill.”