Energy from Waste plant wins industry accolade

Greatmoor energy from waste plant, which formally opened in October 2016, has won the Award for Excellence in the Design of a Waste Management Facility in the 2017 Awards for Excellence on Recycling and Waste Management, one of the industry's most prestigious award ceremonies.

The plant was recognised for its innovation in design, with the criteria for selection looking at how technology, equipment and building design can be used to enhance efficiency while minimising the impact on the environment.

The Greatmoor plant is part of the energy from waste infrastructure developed for Buckinghamshire as part of a 30-year partnership between Buckinghamshire County Council and FCC Environment.

The energy from waste process takes the non-recyclable 'residual' waste from around the county - which used to go to landfill - and uses it to generate electricity at Greatmoor.

Residents will be able to see inside the plant on July 1 it holds a public open day. Spaces are limited and available strictly on a first come, first served booking basis. To book on the guided tours please contact: Jez Elkin, Education Manager, 01296 323633. Or go to  www.greatmoor.co.uk/contact-us/