SUEZ and the South Tyne and Wear Waste Management Partnership

SUEZ is working with the South Tyne and Wear Waste Management Partnership to manage household waste from 285,000 houses in Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland. Our contract runs until 2036.

The mission

The Partnership’s target is to increase recycling to 50% by 2020

Our role is to manage the 190,000 tonnes of residual waste left over each year after recycling.

Our solution

We manage three waste transfer stations, at Campground in Gateshead, Jack Crawford House in Sunderland, and Middlefields in South Shields.

In 2013, we replaced the existing waste transfer station at Campground with a modern, purpose-built facility.

A visitor and education centre was also developed on the site. Visitors, especially school pupils, are invited to visit the centre to learn about waste recovery and recycling, and how to manage their own waste in a more environmentally-friendly way.

The residual waste is used to generate energy at a purpose-built energy-from-waste facility in Teesside.

The results

We currently divert more than 95% of the area’s waste from landfill

The new transfer station network helps to reduce the number of road journeys taken by vehicles delivering waste to the energy-from-waste power station in Teesside – cutting exhaust emissions and saving on fuel.

We also sort around 2,000 tonnes of recyclable materials at these facilities every year – including wood, plastic, metals, waste electrical products (such as TVs), tyres and glass bottles. The materials are transferred to reprocessing facilities.

Each year, the energy-from-waste facility generates enough electricity to power over 30,000 homes.

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