St Mary’s Firm Begins New Moorwell Contract

moorwell dump with truckSt Mary’s-based firm United Environmental Services says a second contract to remove 150 tonnes of waste from the Moorwell dump is now “well under way.”

The rubbish is being transferred directly onto the Gry Maritha by Richard Hand Haulage using the same method as last year.

The Steamship Company has been sub-contracted to transfer the material to the mainland.

They carried the first shipment two weeks ago but postponed the second while a framework was fitted onto the Gry to make loading and handling easier. The shipments resumed last Thursday.

UES says the waste is non-hazardous and is in sealed, double-skinned bags, which aren’t placed in any part of the vessel that carries food.

It is then transferred directly from the boat to skips at Penzance quay, where it’s collected by a mainland disposal company.

The work is part of the plan by the Council to redevelop the Moorwell site. The incinerator was decommissioned late last year, which means waste must now be sent to the mainland for processing.

A contract for ongoing waste transfer has been advertised recently.

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