Planning consent has been granted to Biogenie to construct a new soil treatment facility in Ware, Hertfordshire.
This new consent comes hot on the heels of the extension of the Redhill soil treatment facility in September 2012. The extension was undertaken to meet customers growing needs to send contaminated soil for compliant recovery and further consolidates Biogenie’s position of having the largest treatment capacity in the South East for hazardous soils. This is the third facility that Biogenie has obtained planning consent for in the space of 12 months: Meece in the Midlands, Redhill in Surrey and now Ware in Hertfordshire. And the network of facilities across the UK will continue to grow offering customers all over the country an opportunity to compliantly dispose of their contaminated soil without the burden of increasing landfill tax. As a result of these strategic initiatives, 2012 was a record breaking year for the Biffa-Biogenie strategic alliance with more hazardous soil than ever recovered for beneficial reuse.
The Westmill facility will have an annual capacity of 60,000 tonnes and enable the restoration of the adjacent Biffa landfill. Westmill will have the added benefit of requiring far shorter distances for customers to travel to dispose of contaminated soils due to its strategic position 20 miles north of London.
Jon Owens, Soil Treatment Facilities Director of Biogénie comments: “it is great to see the change in the market gathering pace; at the start of 2013 we launched a new website, www.biogenie.co.uk and now these new developments provide the capacity required to meet new and more stringent regulatory guidance coming into force in April whilst achieving customer’s aspirations to have a compliant solution. As the regulatory focus moves towards the producers of hazardous waste we can reassure customers that they can continue to operate as they have been doing with our fully traceable and cost effective service”.
“We are very excited about opening this new facility North of London, the strategic partnership between Biffa and Biogenie continues to strengthen year on year and we are committed to offering our customers a compliant solution for soil disposal and will of course continue to open further facilities across the UK in due course,” concludes Marco Venturini, Senior Vice President, Europe of EnGlobe.