Last updated September 2010

Hull site, Morley Street

Materials Recycling Facility

A Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) will be developed on part of the former Holliday Pigments site and will operate to local businesses. It is a sustainable waste management facility that will divert waste from landfill by increasing recycling and recovery rates. The MRF will recycle material that would otherwise have been sent to landfill, effectively removing approximately 95,000 tonnes of material for the ‘waste stream’.

Formerly known as ‘Recketts’ or ‘Holliday Pigments’.
The 11 acre site, now fully owned by Mytum & Selby is currently carrying out development work on the first phase of the project. The outcome will result in reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill, increase recycling, encourage waste minimisation provide infrastructure for Hull to become more self sufficient in terms of waste management and also reducing the CO2 emissions and thus reducing the impact of climate change.

Waste transfer operations will be put in place to attract potential Energy From Waste partners, using thermal treatment/gasification processes.
The site has the capacity to handle large volumes of waste, always striving to achieve zero landfill.

Hull site
The site benefits from having direct access to the River Wharfe for potential wharfage, this is hoping to be established in the very near future.
The large offices, on-site labs and extensive conference rooms will form a large main base and full Centre of Excellence and training establishment.

The site (before it was purchased by Mytum & Selby) was used to make ultramarine pigment and has a history of dealing with vast amounts of chemicals and running under IPPC. The site had 3 acres of kilns that ran at temperatures over 1000 degrees Celsius, it also has the largest chimney structure in the area with a stack reaching 141m high. In the past 20 years the site was adapted to reduce its stack emissions and an £11 million FGD plant was built on-site to accompany the 141m stack, this was opened by John Prescott.