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Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 has received its two millionth tonne of waste.

Published: Thursday, 6th September 2018

Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 has received its two millionth tonne of waste.

The refuse derived fuel (RDF) was supplied by the Renewi waste treatment facility at Manvers.

The milestone was achieved shortly after the third anniversary of its opening in early 2015. FM1 Plant Manager Colin Drew presented a special certificate and small gift to driver Alex McKay to mark the occasion. The award winning Manvers facility treats leftover waste from almost 350,000 households in Barnsley Doncaster and Rotherham, turning it into a useful resource rather than sending it to landfill. To date, Manvers has supplied FM1 with over 400,000 tonnes of RDF. Renewi Contract Director Simon Lund said the whole team was proud of the achievement. He said: "Since Manvers opened, 96.5% of the waste received has been diverted from landfill, cutting landfill taxes and CO2 emissions. This partnership with BDR has revolutionised the way leftover household waste is managed in South Yorkshire, making a valuable contribution to improving the environment for this and future generations.