Nottingham contract extension and completion of MRF upgrade

Nottingham contract extension and completion of MRF upgrade

Leading recycling and resource recovery specialist, Enva, has announced the completion of a major upgrade to its materials recycling facility in Colwick, Nottinghamshire and the extension of its contract with Nottingham City Council. 

The £1.5 million investment in Enva’s Colwick facility’s dry mixed recycling line, which was completed without any disruption to customers’ normal service, has increased the plant’s overall capacity by 10% and its material recovery rate by an additional 5%. 

Key elements of the upgrade include new optical sorters, a glass breaker and an additional eddy current separator for the increased recovery of non-ferrous metals. The modernisation and additional sorting capability will result in an even higher material quality ensuring its commercial and financial value is optimised. Any residual waste that cannot be recycled is converted into sustainable fuels such as SRF and used to offset traditional fossil fuels. 

Enva has also announced that is has been awarded a one year extension to its contract with Nottingham City Council. The contract, which Enva has operated since 2006, will see it continue to process approximately 20,000 tonnes of comingled recyclables from residents across the city. 

Commenting on the announcement Enva’s Wayne Cornell Director of Operations, said: “The upgrade of our Nottingham facility will maximise recycling rates and material quality helping to support the development of a more circular economy. It will also ensure we have the flexibility needed to accommodate changing waste profiles as a result of extended producer responsibility and deposit return schemes. We remain committed to continued investment and modernisation in order to maintain the highest possible levels of service for Nottingham City Council and all our customers.”