Waste plant boost for Southend

The residual waste treatment facility - set to open in Cortauld Road, Basildon, in July

The residual waste treatment facility - set to open in Cortauld Road, Basildon, in July

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A HUGE waste treatment plant in Basildon could help ease the burden of Southend taxpayers.

Southend Council hopes the residual waste treatment facility, which is set to open in Cortauld Road, Basildon, in July will generate revenue for the council.

It will use the facility, whose construction is visible from the A127 near the Nevendon Interchange, and hopes a by-product of the waste treatment can be sold off as fuel.

Senior councillors agreed to give the county council, which will also use the facility, powers to look for a private contractor to sell the “refuse derived fuel”, last Thursday.

Tony Cox, Southend councillor responsible for waste, said: “This is good news.

“It is something I have pushed for since I have been portfolio holder and I’m pleased the partnership board has taken it up.

“It was something that was due to take place once the waste was starting to be produced, but I was keen to see if we could get a contract before that.”

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9:58am Fri 21 Feb 14

Bettycraven says...

Why will it generate money for Southend council and not basildon council????
Why will it generate money for Southend council and not basildon council???? Bettycraven
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10:12am Fri 21 Feb 14

Howard Cháse says...

Exactly ths question I was goi g to adk.


Benefits for Basildon first.

If Southend want to benefit let them build their own waste treatment plant.
Exactly ths question I was goi g to adk. Benefits for Basildon first. If Southend want to benefit let them build their own waste treatment plant. Howard Cháse
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12:16pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Ian P says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
Exactly ths question I was goi g to adk. Benefits for Basildon first. If Southend want to benefit let them build their own waste treatment plant.
I assume using the faciity will be cheaper than landfill charges and they may also get a return on the sale of the 'refuse devised fuel' generated from their waste.
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Exactly ths question I was goi g to adk. Benefits for Basildon first. If Southend want to benefit let them build their own waste treatment plant.[/p][/quote]I assume using the faciity will be cheaper than landfill charges and they may also get a return on the sale of the 'refuse devised fuel' generated from their waste. Ian P
  • Score: 1

5:42pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

? I'm confused WTF
? I'm confused WTF Living the La Vida Legra
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