WASTE & RECYCLING MANAGEMENT
The Weston Super Half takes its social responsibilities very seriously. Waste and recycling management is a key topic for the community and we want to do all we can to manage the waste generated by our event in the best and safest way possible.
We have teamed up with event waste management specialists MJ Church who will be helping us clear up after the Weston Super Half & Community Mile.
We asked them how they deal with the waste collected, here is their response...
All waste its brought back to an MJ Church Transfer station for further segregation.
General waste is burnt at 950o C; the heat generated is used to turn water into steam which turns a high pressure turbine to power an electric generator. Waste from MJ Church generated enough electricity to power 10,500 homes in 2016!
Over 100 tonnes of paper and cardboard every month is bailed and sent to recyclers both in the UK and China.
Colour separated and sent to recyclers in both England and Wales. The plastics are processed into fines granules which are used in a huge variety of recycled products. PVC windows are separated and sent for processing back into PVC window profiles.
All wood is shredded to produce chipboard, equestrian, landscaping and animal bedding products. Waste wood is also used as fuel for biomass boilers producing heat and energy.
Metal that we receive is first graded into types, and then recycled locally.
If you have any further questions about our waste management programme, please contact us directly using the CONTACT US page.