FCC Environment’s Oxfordshire MRF opens for business

07 Nov 2013 09:13

Leading recycling and waste management company, FCC Environment has opened the doors of its new £11 million materials recovery facility (MRF) at its Sutton Courtenay site in Oxfordshire.

The MRF will treat non-hazardous commercial and industrial waste collected from businesses in the county, separate out recyclables such as glass, paper, metals and plastics with the residual fraction being sent off site for energy recovery in the form of a refuse derived fuel. It can also process source segregated materials in preparation for their recycling into new raw materials.

The new plant complements other treatment facilities FCC Environment has developed in the last year at Costessey, Norfolk; Bletchley, Buckinghamshire; Arpley, Merseyside and Alfreton, Derbyshire, as part of the company’s desire to build a significant business waste collection and recycling operation.

The Sutton Courtenay MRF has the capacity to process 100,000 tonnes of waste per annum and will provide up to 38 jobs, bringing the total number of FCC Environment employees at Sutton Courtenay to around 55.

Paul Dumpleton, Head of Regional Development at FCC Environment said: “The business model for FCC Environment has been to develop modern waste processing infrastructure to ensure we can offer our business customers methods of extracting value from their waste and diverting as much material from landfill as possible.

“The Sutton Courtenay MRF is the next piece in this infrastructure jigsaw and will enable us to provide top class services in the Oxfordshire area.”

The MRF is housed within a 4,500 sq m building and includes a further 7,000 sq m of external concrete hardstanding. The building was constructed by Jones Brothers Ruthin (Civil Engineering) Co Ltd with the internal MRF separation equipment being supplied by CP Group.

Under the current planning permission the landfill site is required to be completed by 2030, with full restoration by 2036.  FCC Environment is committed to restoring the landfill to agricultural use, and the development of the new MRF forms an important part of the Company’s long-term strategy to ensure the landfill’s timely and sustainable completion.

Notes for editors:

From waste to resource.  FCC Environment is a leading UK waste and resource management company, and is part of a global group with a strong heritage in providing services for communities and business.  Our vision is to be the environmental company of choice, delivering change for a sustainable future.  We offer: 

Municipal services  

Business waste solutions


Green energy

Waste processing and disposal

We employ 2,400 people and operate more than 200 facilities across England, Scotland and Wales.


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