Offical opening of Energy from Waste facility

On Wednesday 27th October 2010 Grundon’s Energy from Waste (EfW) Facility at Colnbrook was officially opened by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. His first stop was the purpose-built Education Centre where he was greeted by the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire and the Mayor of Slough. Following a tour of the facility he was introduced to the teams responsible for its design, planning and delivery.

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The Duke was then invited to perform the opening ceremony, with many a crossed finger that the presentation curtains would open without mishap! Chairman Norman Grundon thanked the Duke and invited him to become the first to sign theVisitors Book.

Lakeside EfW diverts over 410,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste from landfill each year, and in so doing generates 34MW of electricity for export to the National Grid. This is enough to supply the domestic needs of 50,000 homes, equivalent to a town the size of Slough. When used in conjunction with Grundon’s mixed recyclables service this enables our customers to divert over 95% of their waste from landfill.With landfill tax projected to reach £80/tonne by 2014, considerable cost savings could be made by making use of this new service.

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