Energy From Waste

A few months ago there was mention of importing waste for the 'waste from energy' plant to both create an income stream and to reduce the taxpayer subsidy paid for the operation of the incinerator.

What progress has been made on this? Who is responsible for making it happen?

Why the contribution is important

Importing waste creates an income stream and probably a few jobs.

It also saves money by removing the need for any taxpayer subsidy at the SITA site.

by dpfellows on April 17, 2017 at 03:34PM

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  • Posted by Walkerannie April 18, 2017 at 12:59

    Yes, this is a good idea. I imagine it would be a straightforward thing to introduce. Very importantly, it is so frustrating when good ideas such as this one which was mooted some time ago are seemingly not followed through. The days of sucking air through teeth, head shaking and heels digging in against change of any sort have got to end.
  • Posted by xt512 April 19, 2017 at 01:59

    This seems counterintuitive to me, burning other peoples waste because we have built a facility too large for a shrinking population. The whole incinerator contracts have the island held to ransom.
  • Posted by dpfellows April 19, 2017 at 12:29

    Counter intuitive it may well be xt512 but we are stuck with a white elephant relative to our population - so if others will pay to use the elephant let's at least make some money out of it!
  • Posted by LeanGreen April 23, 2017 at 18:58

    I understand they (DOI Waste Management) are 'looking at this' and may be setting up a trial later in the year.
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