In what is thought to have been one of the first instances of its type, shredded waste thought to have been meant for use as refuse derived fuel has been flytipped.
Bassetlaw district council said that last week about 50-80 tonnes of the shredded waste had been dumped in Blyth Lane in its area. Similar material is thought to have been dumped in the Newark and Sherwood council area.
Bassetlaw, which is in north Nottinghamshire, said it would be grateful for any advice from those in the waste sector who might know of the possible origins of the material.
A spokesman for the council said: “About 50 to 80 tonnes of shredded solid municipal waste was illegally dumped last week. It’s now being investigated by the Environment Agency Enforcement Team. This was in a lay by on Blyth Road, near Harworth.
“We also think another similar load was fly tipped in the neighbouring district of Newark & Sherwood.”
If anybody has any information then they are requested to contact the Bassetlaw environmental health on 01909 533 533 or via email@example.com.
There have been reports within the refused derived fuel sector that markets are beginning to tighten for the export of material and can be more difficult to find, although others in the sector feel there is still good demand for RDF feedstock.
(pictured right: a close-up view of the material)