Advanced biological waste treatment facility opens

Paul Boughton
New Earth Solutions has opened its new biological treatment facility at Blaise Farm Quarry in Kent.
Designed to process up to 50,000 tonnes a year the facility will provide a local solution for source separated green and kitchen waste from southwest Kent households.
The facility has been contracted by Kent County Council in order to support segregated collections schemes for organic waste operated by both Tonbridge and Malling and Tunbridge Wells Borough Councils. The contract period is for a minimum of 15 years with the option for a further five year extension.

The new facility will produce a range of high quality composts that will be widely utilised across agriculture, land remediation and regeneration activities in the Kent region.

According to Operations Manager for Waste Management at Kent County Council, “We have been able to improve our waste and recycling services for residents at both point of collection and in terms of final elimination as a result of New Earth Solutions technology and expertise.”

The New Earth facility at Blaise uniquely offers full enclosure of the entire composting process and is complimented by a comprehensive emissions management system.
The composting process is managed by an advanced computer controlled optimisation programme, ensuring that the perfect conditions for conversion of organic waste into compost are continuously maintained.

New Earth Solutions builds and operates specialist waste treatment facilities that are designed to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and has a range of innovative, competitive packages for local authority clients looking for viable solutions in waste treatment and recycling technology.
The company rapidly expanding and rolling out a network of fully financed facilities across the UK. Current local authority clients include Bournemouth Borough Council, Dorset County Council, Bristol City Council, Essex County Council and Leicestershire County Council. Current private sector clients include MacDonald’s Corporation and Asda Stores plc.
The technology is housed in low impact buildings and waste treatment is deliverable through processes that are acceptable to local communities.

New Earth Solutions Ltd was established to help local authorities meet their obligations to divert waste under the EU landfill directive. Strict allowances dictate that local authorities face limitations on the amount of biodegradable waste which can be disposed of by landfill and tough penalty fines will be issued for every tonne per annum (tpa) in excess of that agreed limit.
Each facility is designed to process up to 50,000 tonnes of segregated biodegradable organic, or residual, black bag waste per annum (tpa).
New Earth Solutions technology recovers recycles such as plastics, glass, ferrous, and non-ferrous metal.

New Earth Solutions processes were developed over a period of 7 years and have been assessed in accordance with Environment Agency (the UK regulatory body administering waste regulation on behalf of the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) guidance.
The technology and processes employed are proven to divert over 80 per cent of biodegradable municipal waste from landfill whilst recovering dry recycles.
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