Norfolk County Council chiefs have agreed a deal to send waste to an incinerator in Suffolk following the termination of the Lynn incinerator contract, it has been announced this morning, Thursday, July 17.
The authority has agreed a two-year contract with its Suffolk counterpart to send around 40,000 tonnes of material which cannot be recycled to the plant at Great Blakenham from next month.
Officials claim the deal, which has yet to be approved by Defra, will save both councils up to £1 million a year in landfill and management costs.
The waste, which is around one fifth of the county’s total, will be taken from the Yarmouth and North Norfolk areas. No material from West Norfolk will be sent to the site.
Norfolk County Council leader George Nobbs described the agreement as “historic.”
He said: “This deal demonstrates unequivocally that local authorities like us have the determination, the will, the ability and the maturity to share their services where such arrangements will bring mutual benefits. That is certainly the case with this agreement.”