Agrivert’s Wallingford AD facility is awarded PAS110, making Agrivert first in the country with two PAS110 sites.
Just 6 months after receiving the first waste through its doors and less than three months after completing commissioning, Agrivert’s Wallingford AD plant in Oxfordshire has received PAS110. The 50,000 tonnes per annum AD plant, which was officially opened by Lord de Mauley in May, is the second Agrivert AD plant to receive PAS110 and makes Agrivert the only company in the UK that operates two plants holding PAS110.
Harry Waters, Agrivert’s Commercial Director commented, “Agrivert considers PAS110 to be an essential hallmark that we and our many stakeholders automatically associate with best practice. PAS110 is not easily achieved and less than 20% of the AD operators in the UK have been able to achieve this standard so we are naturally delighted to be awarded PAS110 on a second plant.”
Mr Waters continued, “Agrivert has always been a strong supporter of the PAS standards. We were the first company to hold PAS100 at an ABPR composting site back in 2005 and are now the only company in the UK to hold both PAS100 and PAS110.”
12th November, 2012
More than 80 businesses in Oxford have signed up to a food waste collection trial, in a bid to divert the waste away from landfill.
The trial sees food waste collected from the 88 businesses – including pubs, colleges and conference centres – and then sent to Agrivert’s anaerobic digestion plant in Cassington, near Witney. Oxfordshire county council offers the free trial to businesses for a period of three months after which time they can choose to transfer to the council’s chargeable waste scheme.
Work began on expanding the scheme at the beginning of the year, when 21 businesses were originally registered.
Councillor John Tanner, board member for a Cleaner, Greener Oxford, said: “The trial is going extremely well and well done to the 88 Oxford businesses and colleges that are using the scheme. Since the trial started in November 2011, the city council has collected 270 tonnes of food waste for re-processing which is fantastic news. That’s enough to generate 147,000 kilowatt hours of electricity.”
11th October 2012
Agrivert have donated compost for a new project between Oxford City Council and Divinity Road Area Residents’ Association Environmental Action Group.
A small group of keen environmental volunteers decided their streets needed smartening up and an injection of colour from natural plants was perfect for the job.
Working with support from Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire Waste Partnership, the group will be planting up ‘tree pits’ in the chicanes around Southfield Road.
The compost for the tree pits was made using green waste and food waste from Oxfordshire residents, which is composted by Agrivert at four compost sites throughout the county.
Harry Waters Agrivert’s commercial director says: “This is exactly the type of community event that we like to support. Anything that we can do to show the positive benefits of composting will help make Oxfordshire an even greener county!”
As well as using locally recycled compost, the tree pit frames themselves are recycled out of old pallets from Oxford City Council’s Marsh Road depot.