The Wilton Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facility on Teesside was officially opened on Thursday 14th June by MRWA Deputy Chairperson, Cllr Tony Concepcion and SUEZ recycling and recovery UK CEO, David Palmer-Jones. SUEZ recycling and recovery UK works in partnership with Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority and dthe district counicls of Knowsley, Sefton, St. Helens, Liverpool, Wirral and Halton to manage the household waste that’s generated daily across Merseyside and Halton. Waste – which otherwise would have gone to landfill – is brought to the state-of-the-art facility on the Wilton International Industrial Estate where it is treated to generate enough electricity to power 63,000 homes.
Steam generated is also exported to local industries on the Wilton International Industrial Estate. Residual waste from around Merseyside and Halton arrives at the Knowsley Rail Transfer Loading Station on Merseyside – operated by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK – where it is sent by rail container to Wilton Energy-from-waste facility on Teesside. Transporting residual waste by rail saves the equivalent of 1,000 HGV journeys and offsets around 127,000 tonnes of CO2 each year. The official opening was marked by a tree planting and plaque presentation.