Introduction

Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling, waste management and energy companies, is developing proposals for a Resource Recovery Centre including energy from waste (EfW), recycling and non-hazardous landfill facilities at the disused New England quarry, Lee Mill near Ivybridge.

New England

This facility is being developed to deal with South West Devon's residual waste from households and businesses from the South West Devon area. Residual waste is the waste that is left over after all recyclables and reusable materials have been recovered and reused.  This material is currently being landfilled.

The facility could deal with 300,000 tonnes of residual waste from businesses and households in the South West Devon area, of which about 275,000 tonnes per annum will be safely processed to generate power in the Energy from Waste (EfW) facility. This capacity has been determined based on high and sustained recycling levels.  The service will, therefore, not replace South West Devon's current recycling programme and allows for an increase in the volume of waste recycled over the duration of the contract.  Indeed, the capacity of the proposed facility has been selected after taking account of anticipated increases in recycling rates by local authorities and the business sector.

These web pages have been developed by Viridor to provide information about the proposal and details on the progress of this scheme. These pages are intended as a channel of communication between Viridor and the local community and stakeholders. We hope you will take full advantage of this website and will make return visits to see how our proposals are developing.

If you have any comments or questions about the proposal, you are welcome to send us our views via a link on the Have Your Say page or call our helpline on 0844 875 1570.

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