TAKE a tour of the Wastewise flagship IVC facility in Crewe where they process over 75,000 tonnes of mixed garden and food waste per annum.
The £7m state of the art composting facility was opened in June 2020, built to treat organic waste for Cheshire East Council and uses a Gicom IVC system along with associated outdoor composting and screening operations that provide a safe and cost effect method of recycling organic waste to stringent industry standards.
Over 95% of the waste inputs are recycled into quality BSI PAS 100 certified compost for use in horticultural, agricultural and landscaping markets. The remaining, small percentage of process outputs are recycled or sent for energy recovery. The plant supports a circular economy, allowing the council to collect, process and recycle locally, helping residents to reduce residual food and garden waste.
Wastewise is a leading waste management and recycling company based in Willerby, Hull, with over 50 years experience. The company promotes the use of innovative and sustainable waste treatment methods to help achieve zero waste to landfill.