Video: Hightown waste plant would have major benefits, says arc21 director

The man pushing forward the plan to build a massive waste incinerator near Mallusk has urged people to “look at the facts” before making judgement on the project.

The multi-million pound proposal put forward by arc21 - the umbrella waste management body for Newtownabbey and 10 other local council areas - and the Becon Consortium could see a Mechanical Biological Treatment facility, an Energy from Waste (EfW) plant and a visitor/education centre built at Hightown Quarry.

Ricky Burnett, policy and operations director, arc21.

Ricky Burnett, policy and operations director, arc21.

In an interview with the Times this week, Ricky Burnett, arc21’s policy and operations director, described the 150-acre site at Boghill Road as “an ideal location” for an Energy from Waste plant, despite its close proximity to residential areas.


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