Latest updates

Steam leak on 16 January 2022

Published: 02 Feb 2022

In the early hours of Sunday 16 January, we experienced a high-pressure steam leak as we were bringing the gasifier back online after the planned shutdown in December 2021. The leak was small, however, the high pressure behind it caused a noise that was audible to near neighbours.

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Power cut to AD facility - temporary use of gas flare

Published: 02 Feb 2022

On Saturday, 08 January we experienced an unexpected power outage to the AD facility due to an issue on the Distribution Network Operator's (DNO) side of the grid connection across the railway line, which is operated by Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE). This meant that we temporarily needed to use the flare and operate on backup generators until the connection was restored.

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What comes out of the stack? Emissions and monitoring at the Eco Park

Published: 30 Nov 2020

Emissions from the stack are mostly steam (the largest and only visible emission), with oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and tiny amounts of pollutants that are within the Environment Agency's (EA) permitted limits and in line with strict EU regulations.

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June to October 2020 local stakeholder update

Published: 29 Oct 2020

During the period of June to September, work at the Eco Park continued to progress under strict COVID-19 control measures to protect the staff and contractors working on the facility. Below is a summary of the work that has taken during this period and the work planned for October 2020:

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SUEZ Surrey joins national fight against "zombie batteries" in bid to tackle waste and recycling fires

Published: 29 Oct 2020

SUEZ Surrey supports the new national Take Charge campaign, which urges consumers to "join the fight against Zombie batteries" and help tackle the growing number of fires caused by carelessly discarded dead batteries, which should never be thrown away alongside general rubbish or other recycling.

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COVID-19: Commissioning works to resume

Published: 15 May 2020

In line with the recent government guidance encouraging a safe return to work, commissioning and construction works will resume at the Eco Park beginning 15 May 2020. Residents will again notice steam from the chimney and landscaping machinery operating on-site as earthworks begin.

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Phased reopening of community recycling centres - 11 May 2020

Published: 07 May 2020

Following an initial period of closure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eco Park community recycling centre will reopen on Monday 11 May for garden waste and black bag (general) household waste only. Residents should only visit the CRC if they cannot safely store their waste at home and it is becoming a safety hazard or health risk.

Please check www.surreycc.gov.uk for the latest information before travelling as opening hours and materials accepted are subject to change.

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Surrey Community Recycling Centres closed in response to COVID-19

Published: 24 Mar 2020

Following the latest government guidance, all 15 community recycling centres in Surrey have been temporarily closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Revive reuse shops are also closed until further notice.

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November to December 2019 local stakeholder update

Published: 30 Jan 2020

The November to December 2019 (PDF) local stakeholder update is now available to download.

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October to November 2019 local stakeholder update

Published: 30 Jan 2020

The October to November 2019 (PDF) local stakeholder update is now available to download.

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