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Information for Bolton Thermal Recovery Facility / "Bolton Incinerator", Raikes Lane, Bolton

Status: Existing
Planning Region: North West
Planning Sub-Region: Greater Manchester
Operator: Greater Manchester Waste Ltd / Viridor [See annual report]
Capacity: 127,100
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Notes: This incinerator was shut down due to a fire in September 2017 [Source]. It was reported in November 2018 that the plant had experienced "a significant number of temporary shutdowns" since it re-opened in July 2018 [Source]. (Entry updated 2019-06-06)

Waste management for England 2018: Operational (Environment Agency)

Uses data from Waste Data Interrogator 2018 - 2018 Waste Summary Tables for England - Version 2 released by the Environment Agency under the Open Government License

PermitDate PermittedOperator NameSite NameSite AddressFormer Planning RegionFormer Planning Sub-RegionEA AreaTypePermitted Capacity (tonnage)Tonnage Incinerated in 2006Tonnage Incinerated in 2007Tonnage Incinerated in 2008Tonnage Incinerated in 2009Tonnage Incinerated in 2010Tonnage Incinerated in 2011Tonnage Incinerated in 2012Tonnage Incinerated in 2013Tonnage Incinerated in 2014Tonnage Incinerated in 2015Tonnage Incinerated in 2016Tonnage Incinerated in 2017Tonnage Incinerated in 2018Comment
BS3042IM09/11/2005Viridor Waste (Greater Manchester) LtdBolton Thermal Recovery FacilityBOLTON INCINERATOR,RAIKES LANE,BOLTON,BOLTON, BL3 1RPNorth WestGreater ManchesterGreater Manchester Merseyside and CheshireMunicipal and/or Industrial & Commercial127,100103,83287,38595,75484,93983,52586,85987,41379,42873,77391,27886389 50202 29,475

Environment Agency 2018 Pollution Inventory: Substances

Uses data from the Pollution Inventory 2018 released by the Environment Agency under a special license

BS3042IMGreater Manchester Merseyside and CheshireAirCarbon Dioxide From Qualifying Renewable Fuel Sources026,652,948.00EfWEfW
BS3042IMGreater Manchester Merseyside and CheshireAirCarbon dioxide1000000044,421,580.00EfWEfW

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