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A SCHEME that recycles 90 per cent of wet waste from the Hampshire’s highways has been highly commended.

The Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation Awards were held at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

A joint entry from Hampshire County Council, its highways contractor Amey and supplier R&W Engineering was rated highly commended in the Sustainability Award 2014 category.

It reduces the environmental impact of wet waste generated by highway maintenance work which comes from road sweeps, cleaning gullies and drains and ditches.

It is traditionally sent to landfiill but a water treatment plant has now been set up near Fareham to reduce this.

The judges said: ‘It is a well thought out and effective response to the challenge of what to do with waste from highway gullies.’