Waste deliveries to the Javelin Park incinerator will re-start next week after technical problems meant rubbish has continued to be sent to landfill, Gloucestershire County Council said today.
Earlier this month rubbish going to the waste incinerator, just off junction 12 of the M5, had to be temporarily diverted as a result of ‘interruptions to the commissioning programmes’, according to contractor Urbaser Balfour Beatty.
During this period, waste was sent to landfill in Bishop’s Cleeve.
Javelin Park has been burning the county’s waste since the beginning of July as part of tests, and will become fully operational later in the summer.
The county council says the incinerator will provide electricity to power the equivalent of 25,000 homes, reduce carbon emissions compared to landfill and save taxpayers £100m.
Critics of the incinerator say the scheme is not value for money and pollutes the environment.