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Enva completes facility upgrade

UK player Enva has completed a £1.5 million (EUR 1.7 million) upgrade at its dry mixed recycling line in Colwick in Nottinghamshire. The investment coincides with Nottingham City Council extending its contact with the recycler by another year.

The expansion has increased the plant’s overall capacity by 10% and its material recovery rate by an additional 5%. Key elements of the upgrade include new optical sorters, a glass breaker and an additional eddy current separator for the increased recovery of non-ferrous scrap.

The modernisation and additional sorting capability are expected to result in an even higher material quality, yielding higher prices. Residual waste will be converted into sustainable fuels such as SRF to offset the use of traditional fossil fuels.

‘The upgrade of our Nottingham facility will maximise recycling rates and material quality helping to support the development of a more circular economy,’ says Enva’s director of operations Wayne Cornell. ‘It will also ensure we have the flexibility needed to accommodate changing waste profiles as a result of extended producer responsibility and deposit return schemes.’

Cornell underlines the business is committed to continued investment to maintain the highest possible levels of service for its customers. 

Enva’s extended contract Nottingham City Council builds on a partnership that started in 2006. It means the waste manager will continue to process approximately 20 000 tonnes of commingled recyclables from residents across the city.

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