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Waste-collection trucks to run off waste

A new biofuel processing facility has been approved for Surrey, Canada, by the Metro Vancouver regional district board in British Columbia.

A partnership between Metro and Surrey, the plant will convert rubbish from the domestic and commercial divisions into gas that will be consumed by the city’s waste collection lorries.

The plant, expected to utilise around 80,000 tonnes of organic waste annually, will be located in the Port Kells Industrial Park near to the existing Surrey transfer station to cut down on pollution emitted through transferring the waste matter to another processing facility.

This plant will contribute towards helping the region keep 70% of rubbish away from landfill sites – an improvement on the existing 55%.

A request for proposals to build the facility will be issued in the next few months.