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Hampshire councils in IBA recycling appeal

The newly appointed chair of Project Integra, the organisation responsible for the collection and disposal of waste in Hampshire, has appealed to the government over the use of incinerator ash in meeting recycling targets, according to an article in

Councillor Seán Woodward, has taken over the helm of Project Integra for the next 12 months. In his first act as chair of the organisation, he has written to Defra minister Rory Stewart to appeal for material from incinerator bottom ash (IBA) that is not sent to landfill to be classified as ‘recycled’ – in line with the Welsh Government and other EU Member States. The move would help local authorities in England who are struggling to meet the 50% by 2020 recycling target, Cllr Woodward claims.

IBA is the ash that is left over after waste is burnt in an incinerator. The material can contain glass, brick, rubble, sand, grit, metal, stone, concrete, ceramics and fused clinker as well as combusted products such as ash and slag. Typically IBA is removed from an energy-from-waste (EfW) furnace after incineration, and large objects, such as stones, bricks and metals are screened out and recycled or reused where possible.

The remaining ash is then characterised by the plant operator as either hazardous or non-hazardous and taken off site for disposal or reuse. Non-hazardous IBA can then be processed into a secondary aggregate and used in road sub base, a bulk filler for construction and in cement bound materials.

Read the entire article from October 27 on


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