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Construction starts on Cardiff Food Waste Plant

Kelda Water Services (KWS) have been working in partnership with the City of Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan councils, Welsh Water, Encon and Anaergia for some considerable time on the construction of a new organic waste treatment centre in Cardiff.

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Construction has recently started on the new Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility which will use some of the latest technology to not only treat and recycle organic waste, but to also produce sustainable sources of energy and growing medium for arable farming.

Pamela Doherty, Managing Director of KWS said, "We're delighted to begin construction of this state of the art recycling facility. It will allow us to provide a high quality recycling service to the Councils and support the delivery of zero waste targets. The facility will also supply renewable energy to our partner Welsh Water and sustainable fertiliser which will be recycled to local agriculture. All this contributes to our vision of 'Taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

A Vale of Glamorgan Council spokesperson said, " The innovative technology developed by Kelda's plant will produce clean energy from our residents' kitchen waste. We now have a sustainable long term solution for composting our organic waste."

A City of Cardiff Council cabinet member added, "Construction of this site marks the start of a 15 year partnership to deliver innovative ways to treat organic waste."

The site will be operational from March 2017 turning food waste into electricity, heat and fertiliser.