The company plans to invest £14 million ($22 million) to develop an absorbent hygiene product recycling facility, on an industrial site in Uxbridge Road. The site is named Hayes 180 and is planned for launch in early 2017.
If approved, Hayes 180 would be the biggest recycling plant of its kind in the UK. The waste management facility would process at least 36,000 metric tons of AHP waste per annum, and create up to 20 new local jobs including administrative, site operative and technical positions.
Knowaste says recycling AHPs is considered the most sustainable solution to managing this specific waste, saving up to 70 percent of carbon dioxide emissions when compared to the usual disposal methods of landfill and incineration. The Knowaste process is able to recycle about 97 percent of the AHP product.
The new site is part of a larger program of site development that the company says it plans to roll out across the UK.