The Council’s waste disposal contractor, Geminor, has awarded a contract to construction company Keltbray that will see building work begin on a new facility in late January.
The new waste management site, based on St Mark Street, will produce refuse-derived fuel (RDF) from Hull’s domestic waste collections, which cannot otherwise be recycled. The low-carbon fuel will mostly be used to power the Energy Works Hull facility, based on Cleveland Street and adjacent to the new facility.
The development, consisting of a 3,400 square-metre hall for the sorting and treatment of municipal and commercial wastes, will create jobs locally and use the latest technology in the industry; namely odour abatement, weighbridge systems and a state-of-the-art fire suppression system.
The construction process will take approximately 46 weeks and the facility aims to be in operation by the end of 2022, working towards the Council’s aim to minimise environmental impact and achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
Councillor Rosie Nicola, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services, said:
“The development of this new facility is great news for Hull. Not only will it create jobs locally, but it cements us as a forward-thinking city – working towards the collective aim of carbon neutrality and reducing negative impacts on the environment.
“Local facilities add resilience to the services we provide and this new waste management site will ensure we can create sustainable fuel on our doorstep in the long term.”
James Maiden, Country Manager at Geminor UK, said:
“We are delighted to start the construction of our new and modern processing facility in Hull, and we’re looking forward to working together to create a low-carbon fuel from Hull City Council’s waste.”