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Waste transfer station plans for Darwen
5:04pm Tuesday 19th June 2012 in Darwen
WASTE giants Sita have unveiled plans for a waste transfer station and fuel creation plant in Darwen.
Proposals have been drawn up and submitted to the borough council for Darwen Resource Recovery Park, Lower Eccleshill Road, on the former Wolstenholme International ink works.
Each year around 50,000 tonnes of waste would be processed using the facility, with around 36 loads being brought per day, between 7am and 7pm.
The firm says that the noise levels for people living at the nearby travellers’ site should not exceed 43 decibels and would be no worse than that generated by the Crown Paints site, also in Lower Eccleshill Road.
Some of the materials recovered, which could be reusable as fuel, will be baled and sent to be thermally treated elsewhere.
The remainder will be sent for landfill or dealt with at an adjacent materials recycling unit, which was given planning permission in February.