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A NEW facility is about to open which will help Hampshire reach its goal of diverting all domestic waste from landfill.

The site at Warren Farm, near Fareham, will be managed by Veolia and transform bulky waste from across the county into fuel in a two-year trial project.

It is expected to add a further four per cent to the current total of 90 per cent recycling and recovery rate.

It is Veolia Environmental Service’s first UK Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) facility and it will handle bulky materials from the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) network that currently go to landfill, as well as some commercial waste, which can now be processed to recover extra recycling.

Estelle Brachlianoff, chief executive officer for Veolia Environmental Services (UK) said: ‘Diverting waste away from landfill helps to make vital savings for councils across the country and Hampshire is leading the way.

‘This new facility at Warren Farm shows that Veolia is innovating for the environment’s benefit.

‘At the moment this is a trial but we believe this will help lead Hampshire closer to zero waste to landfill.’