31 May 2022
Severn Trent Green Power has been awarded two contracts with LondonEnergy Ltd, for the haulage and treatment of separately collected food waste and mixed food and garden waste generated by households from within the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) area.
The contracts having commenced in April 2022 are for an initial four year term, with a possible extension of a further two years.
NLWA food waste will be treated at both Severn Trent Green Power’s North London anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in London Colney, Hertfordshire and it’s West London AD facility, in Chertsey, Surrey. Each of these facilities can treat up to 50,000 tonnes of household and commercial food waste each year. Between them, that’s enough to generate 5.4MW of electricity or produce enough energy to power almost 11,000 homes.
The mixed food and garden waste will be treated at Severn Trent Green Power’s Ardley In-Vessel Composting (IVC) facility, in Oxfordshire. This facility recycles up to 35,000 tonnes of garden waste and mixed food and garden waste each year, transforming it in to a valuable PAS100 organic compost fertiliser.
Mark Barnfield, Public Sector Lead at Seven Trent Green Power, said: “As one of the leading organic waste recycling business’s in the UK we are delighted to have been awarded this contract with LondonEnergy to provide the residents of North London a long term sustainable recycling solution for their organic waste.”
Emma Hiney, Operations Manager at LondonEnergy said: “As the operator of waste disposal facilities for the seven north London boroughs, LEL are very pleased to be working with Severn Trent Green Power to recycle our food and mixed food & green waste. It’s great to see how North London’s food waste is going towards producing electricity and powering the circular economy"