15 May 2018 by Steve Eminton

Consultation opens on Sheppey recycling site

Consultation has opened on a bespoke environmental permit application for Nova Material Recycling to develop a multi-purpose recycling facility handling 150,000 tonnes of material per year on a site near Sheerness, Kent.

The facility at Church Road, Eastchurch on the Isle of Sheppey will include processes for dismantling and shredding end-of-life vehicles as well as waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).

The Kingsferry Bridge leading to the Isle of Sheppey, Kent

The project, which is on a one hectare site, also includes the manual sorting of mixed plastic and metal waste derived from recycling off site. There will be a large building for WEEE treatment and a ‘top yard’ for ELV work with a separate storage yard.


In terms of material volumes the permit consultation says that the estimated volumes include 50,000 tonnes of mixed plastics and metal and 50,000 tonnes of end of life vehicles.

WEEE is to come from household waste recycling centres and waste transfer stations and some WEEE will go for reuse.

More details about the project are expected to be released once progress has been made with the permitting process.

Nova Material Recycling is registered at Hinkcroft Transport Ltd in Deptford, London with Bobby Connolly as secretary – Nova is an independent business. Hinkcroft is also known for its involvement in the mattress recycling sector through Matt UK, which it owns and which is one of the few specialist mattress recyclers.


Comments on the Isle of Sheppey permit application have to be submitted to the Environment Agency by 13 June 2018. The Agency said that it has “received a new bespoke application for an environmental permit under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 from Nova Material Recycling Ltd.” Full details at: Agency consultation.



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