Cost of different waste treatment options

MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In answer to my question 2015/0045 you said that your waste officers  'update cost figures on an annual basis'. Will you provide me with your most recent update of the typical costs of different household waste treatment options?


Answer for Cost of different waste treatment options

Answer for Cost of different waste treatment options

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My officers are in the process of updating our waste model which includes costs. This model will enable one to develop various scenarios based on differing approaches to waste management, for example; Design & Build (DB), Design, Build & Operate (DBO), Design, Build, Finance & Operate (DBFO), with each of these having differing cost implications due to relative shares in risk. Below are the average gate fees being used for a DBFO scenario and the current market price paid for a tonne of clean recyclable materials.

Gate fees - From WRAP annual gate fees report

MRF                                          £-7.0/t

AD / food IVC                            £41.0/t

Composting (garden)              £24.0/t

Residual treatment              £78.0/t

Direct to landfill              £20.0/t + £80/t landfill tax

Average price paid - from April 2014

Paper and card              £66/t

Glass                            £22/t

Plastics                            £126/t

Metals                            £240/t

Textiles               £481/t