Westray Development TrustNews

Investigation into the Development of a Waste Recycling site

One of the goals of the 2005 Development Plan was to enhance recycling and waste disposal facilities.   The Trust purchased a 3 Ha site at Gallowhill,  and created an earth bunded area of hardstanding, with a smaller bunded concrete pad (to contain liquid spills).   A project manager was appointed part time to investigate the ideas, including trials of biofuels processing.   It was very difficult to show that any recycling project could be viable and that made it impossible to get the funding it required.  With the council beginning kerbside recycling on Westray the need for a recycling facility was much reduced, and the decision made to wind up the project.  The small equipment obtained for the project was passed to other not-for-profit groups.  The site remains an asset of the trust.