About Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park
Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park is an exciting new facility which will deal with Milton Keynes’ black sack waste in a sustainable way.
It will bring together state-of-the-art mechanical treatment and heat energy recovery technologies to make the most of rubbish from households and businesses across the borough.
When the new facility opens, it’s estimated that Milton Keynes will produce around 125,000 tonnes of rubbish each year – rising due to population growth to 170,000 tonnes by 2040.
Just over half of this is already recycled, but the rest – what we known as “black sack” waste - currently goes to landfill. By 2016 we expect 60,000 tonnes of black sack waste to be produced by Milton Keynes’ households.
Instead of simply sending it to landfill, we will use this waste to create enough energy to power the equivalent of 11,000 homes (and in turn reduce landfill to around 3% and provide Milton Keynes Council with a saving on its waste management bill over the coming years).
Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park received planning approval in July 2013, and its Environmental Permit was issued in November 2013.
Amey is building and will operate the new facility on behalf of the council. Construction of the main building is now complete and we're busy installing and testing the technologies which will be use at the facility. After the rigorous testing periods are complete the facility will become operational, which we expect to be in spring 2017.