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Published: Monday, 2nd February 2015

A party of 26 Councillors from across Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham

visited the new waste treatment facility at Manvers on Monday to see for themselves progress on the project, which is on schedule to open in July 2015.

They were given a presentation on key aspects of the £750m development which will treat leftover household waste from the three authorities rather than send it to landfill, before being taken on a tour of the plant.  They were also introduced to key staff, including a Community Education Liaison Officer who will promote the reduce, re-use and recycle message in schools.

It is being built by 3SE, a partnership of Shanks Group and SSE, on behalf of the BDR Waste Partnership which manages waste from Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham. On average, every household throws away the equivalent of a tonne of rubbish each year. 

The development will include Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) and Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facilities.

BDR Manager, Beth Clarke, said:  "We invited elected members from all three local authorities to come along and see for themselves the progress being made.  This new facility will revolutionise the disposal of household waste in the area, increasing recycling, reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill, making energy from waste, as well as creating new jobs in the Dearne Valley."

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