Fellows Environmental attended the CIWM New Member Network visit to Shanks’ Hespin Wood MBT facility on Monday 30th September. Nick Fellows, as part of the CIWM North West Centre Council, had a large part in organising the trip and was pleased that interest in the event was high. The event capacity, set by Shanks, was met within days of the event details being published with a range of new and more experienced CIWM members attending.
The event itself was a success with a presentation about Shanks’ facilities and activities as a whole before being given a detailed description of the Hespin Wood facility operations. Following the presentation, the attendees were taken around the MBT facility to see the technology in action and had the opportunity to ask plenty of questions about the largely automated processes and the general running of the facility. To finish off, everyone was taken on a tour of the adjacent landfill site which gave a good overview of the rest of the local waste infrastructure and how it all fits together.