West Sleekburn Integrated Waste Managment Facility (IWMF)
The West Sleekburn Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) will play a major role in achieving Northumberland County Council’s (NCC) target to cut the amount of municipal waste it sends to landfill from around 64% to only 8% by as soon as 2010.
The design and build contract – a joint PFI project between NCC and SITA UK – was won by BAM Nuttall in June 2008. Royal Haskoning’s role was to bring our considerable expertise in the construction of waste management facilities to provide detailed design, technical and architectural assistance.
The IWMF consists of two integrated structures: the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), which is designed to separate and sort 50,000 tonnes per year of domestic recyclable waste, such as newspapers, cardboard, plastic bottles and cans, and the Waste Transfer Station (WTS), which will process 70,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste per year before transfer to the Tees Valley where it will be used to generate electricity.