County cooks up a recycling scheme
8:48am Mon Sep 10, 2012
A scheme that involves used cooking oil being recycled and turned into green energy is being extended across the county.
The scheme, run by Nottinghamshire County Council, in partnership with waste contractor Veolia Environmental Services, has so far created enough carbon-neutral electricity to make more than 1.5m cups of tea.
It has proved so successful it has been extended to all its household waste recycling centres across the county.
Mr Richard Butler, the chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s environment committee, said: “Nottinghamshire’s Household Waste Recycling Centres are among the highest performers in the UK and this is just another example of how we are working with Nottinghamshire residents to make a real difference.”
The scheme is operated by Nottingham eco-firm Living Fuels.
Used cooking oil is collected from Nottinghamshire sites, and taken to a recovery facility, where it is converted into a clean, green bioliquid.
Mr Kevin Parker, the regional communications manager for Veolia Environmental Services, said: “It is a great initiative and has proved to be a success but we would really like more people to participate so we can make an even bigger difference.”
Please note: If this is your first comment on the new system, you are required to verify your email address before your comment will appear.