The plant will create up to 60 new jobs and support the construction and waste industries commitments to reduce waste to landfill. It will produce high quality recycled materials and also facilitate the production of Renewable Fuels for onward supply into the Energy market. Powerday already operates a waste transfer station at Enfield and the new facility will build on the experience and expertise developed at the company's larger site in Willesden. Targeted for completion in April '15, it will recycle and process 330,000 tonnes of construction and commercial waste from the London area. “We are very happy to commence construction works on this site and to be in a position to create up to 60 green jobs,” comments Powerday managing director, Mark Bensted. “The plant will provide an environmental solution which supports industry in the Capital and avoids the additional transport distances and environmental impact involved in landfill. Enfield also sits at the heart of the North London Waste Plan area and development of new infrastructure is at the heart of the plan.”
In a joint statement for Enfield Council, Cllr Chris Bond, Cabinet Member for Environment, and Cllr Alan Sitkin, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “Construction of Powerday’s improved recycling facility in the borough is a real boost for Enfield’s green economy which continues to go from strength to strength. Powerday is a groundbreaking company that, like Enfield Council, uses waste as a resource to create new products and energy. This is great for local jobs, great for the environment and great for Enfield.”
The Enfield facility is an example of the sites identified in the North London Waste Plan area which are needed to process the amount of waste being produced, increase recycling and find alternatively ways of using and treating waste in North London.
The North London Waste Plan will set out the planning framework for waste management in the London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest for the next 15 years up to 2027. It will identify sites for waste management use and set out policies for determining waste planning applications.