Shadow Minister Praises Eco's "Really Impressive" Parley Site

A Dorset recycling and renewable energy company has won praise for its “really impressive” operations from the Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change.

Dr Alan Whitehead, who is also the MP for Southampton Test, was speaking after visiting Eco Sustainable Solution’s Parley site.


During a one-hour tour of the company’s 32-acre site, the politician saw all aspects of the Eco operation including the composting of green waste, shredding of wood waste and its multi-million pound combined and heat plant (CHP).

“Eco is a great example of a company taking an integrated approach, using materials recycled on site to provide heat and power. I’ve found it really impressive,” said Dr Whitehead.

Peter Hardy, Eco’s Commercial Director, added: “We’re flattered that Dr Whitehead’s office requested a tour of our facilities by the Shadow Minister.

“Dr Whitehead seemed to enjoy the visit which encompassed all parts of our operation at Parley, regarded as the UK’s leading purpose-built site for organics recycling and renewable energy.”

Founded in 1994, Eco employs 41 people and has an annual turnover of £12 million. 

The company annually processes 250,000 tonnes of material at Parley. End products include enriched topsoil, compost and woodchip. 

The business currently handles 300,000 tonnes of organic material each year across four facilities, including its anaerobic digestion (AD) plant at Piddlehinton near Dorchester.

Eco has held the contract with Dorset Waste Partnership to handle the county’s food, wood and green waste since 2008. 

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