INCINERATOR ON ITS WAY: HOUSEHOLDS IN LEEDS COULD BE HEATED BY THE WASTE THEY THROW AWAY
If the plans being made right now by the councilors in Leeds go well, houses in Leeds could be heated by the waste they throw.
A massive new incinerator presently being constructed in Cross Green can help supply electricity for as many as 22,000 households. (For those of you who do not quite understand what is meant by an incinerator, it’s an apparatus for burning waste material at high temperatures so that it is reduced to ash)
Now suggestions have been made to produce heat from Leeds Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF) which is worth £550million.
A statement by executive member for communities of the Leeds City Council’s, Councillor Mark Dobson, hinted that the council is taking a significant step to minimize fuel shortage in order to keep Leeds cleaner and greener.
The construction of the incinerator began last September and according to reports, about 150,000 tones of Leeds’s yearly black bin waste will be sent there.
The process will involve removing the recyclable objects and incineration of the remaining material.
As reported by the economy scrutiny board of the Leeds City Council earlier this year, about 2,000 flats in the areas of the city, where fuel shortage is the biggest problem, could have their homes heated if the first part of the plan goes as planned.
According to the report, it is expected that this step would help in paving the way for the development of a wider heating network at district level.
Spokesman for the Leeds City Council, Martin Hemingway, gave a statement in which he explained that the council ought to formulate the best of its value.