Tuesday, 13 November 2018


Excellent visit to BDR Waste Treatment Facility, Bolton Road, Manvers, Rotherham, today.  

The plant deals with 250,000 tonnes of household rubbish a year from Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham.  It recycles about 15% of this (after most of the reclyclable material has already been collected in our blue bins) and produces electricity on site to power the plant.  It also send lorry-loads of material to Ferrybridge to produce more electricity for the national grid.

Organised by the Don Catchment Rivers Trust, a dozen visitors were given a very informative presentation of how this company came to be chosen, the plant's construction and the processes involved  in its working.  We were then kitted out with hi-vis jackets, boots, gloves, safety glasses and helmets before touring the site.

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