Grundon’s super-incinerator in Colnbrook has avoided sending waste to landfill for the first time, thanks to an innovative new treatment for residues generated from the plant’s operations.
Grundon will be the big winner from the Government’s business rates revaluation, with the rateable value of its three Colnbrook premises being reduced by £0.4 million from April.
Incinerator operator Grundon’s announcement that its “regionally significant facility” must be rebuilt on a “like for like” basis coincides with the official opening today of the brand new Greatmoor Energy from Waste (EfW) plant in Bucks.
Parish councillors have again waved through an application from DHL relating to a new incineration plant to be built at Colnbrook Lakeside. The logistics company’s application under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 for a permit application for a small waste co-incineration plant was discussed at the meeting of the Services Committee held at the Village Hall, Colnbrook on Tuesday 19th July 2016 and went unchallenged.
There’s been more shenanigans over big cash donations from incinerator operators in the past few weeks. Private Eye has revealed £1.375 million in gifts from Grundon’s partner Viridor just prior to permission being granted for a new incinerator in South London.
Grundon Waste Management has called on the European Commission to support co-mingled waste collections, just weeks after Slough Borough Council said it would review separate waste collections for paper, metal, plastic and glass – and potentially a new supplier for the borough.
Dirty nappies are among items clogging up Grundon’s Materials Recovery Facility in Colnbrook causing recyclable waste to be incinerated instead.
Lib Dems suspend councillor for speaking out against incinerator 2 days after manifesto pledge for National Air Quality Plan
The Lib Dems are being accused of hypocrisy, suspending a councillor for speaking out against the South London incinerator just two days after announcing plans for a ‘National Air Quality Plan’ in its 2015 manifesto.
Campaigner brings second FOI request against Slough over Colnbrook incinerator as infant mortality figures remain poor
A retired civil engineer who has been campaigning for greater awareness of the impact of incinerators on populations living nearby has brought a second Freedom of Information Request against Slough Borough Council.
If last week’s air pollution in Colnbrook breached WHO guidelines 98% of the time, why did it barely register against Slough’s air quality objectives?
Heathrow, Slough and Grundon have struck a deal on keeping an incinerator in Colnbrook should it win the contest to build a new runway this Summer.
Notable for its inclusion in Slough’s revised submission to the Davies Commission is some carefully chosen language that suggests the “reprovision” of the Colnbrook incinerator could be an opportunity to replace it with green technology.