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Mar 18

Allerton Waste Recovery Park Shortlisted For ICE Award

We are pleased to announce that Allerton Waste Recovery Park has been shortlisted for ICE Yorkshire and Humber Centenary award for project £5m and over.

Awards are made for civil engineering projects with a regional dimension in recognition of achievement, excellence or innovation in civil engineering.  Projects are judged on their value and impact on society, sustainability, health safety and welfare, quality of design, innovation and best practice, difficulty and response, collaboration and excellence in delivery.

Allerton Waste Recovery Park was declared fully operational on 1 March when leading infrastructure firm Amey [1] reached its final construction milestone after a three year build programme.  The complex and high-profile project – built on a former quarry and adjacent to a landfill site near the A1 - was completed within budget by Amey under the Government’s Public Private Partnership scheme to finance, design, build and operate the facility in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council and City of York Council.

Allerton Waste Recovery Park is unique in the UK for combining three state-of-the-art technologies on one site - mechanical treatment, anaerobic digestion and energy from waste (EfW).  Together, the technologies increase recycling from collected ‘black bag’ household waste in both councils’ areas while cutting the amount sent to landfill in the county by at least 90%.       

Photograph used courtesy of AmeyCespa 


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