Doncaster Waste Transfer Station

Doncaster Council disposes of household waste collected from Doncaster residents at a Waste Treatment Facility in Manvers, Rotherham. The Council needed to find an efficient and environmentally friendly way to transport this waste. For this reason Doncaster Waste Transfer Station was proposed, designed and built.

In early 2015, Doncaster Council stopped delivering household waste collected in Doncaster to Landfill, instead delivering waste collected to a waste treatment facility in Manvers, Rotherham where it is processed into a fuel.

Doncaster Council needed to find an efficient way to transport the waste collected in the borough to the Manvers facility, for this reason the Kirk Sandall Waste Transfer Station was built.


Why Kirk Sandall?

To maximise the efficiency of the Waste Transfer Station operation it was essential that its location is central within the borough.  The geographical location means that waste and recycling collection vehicles do not travel excessive distances to make collections and to deposit their contents.  

A number of sites were investigated, consideration given to the size of the site required, availability for development and suitability, planning and permitting requirements and its highway network links. Kirk Sandall (Sandall Stones Road Industrial Estate, off Sandall Stones Road, Kirk Sandall) was chosen due to its location close to the centre of the borough and the availability of an unused industrial site location.

Site Operations and Environment

In order for the facility to operate as a Waste Transfer Station (and accept waste) the Environment Agency, who are the regulatory body responsible for enforcing environmental legislation must be satisfied that the site design and operating regime is to their satisfaction.

Only when an Environmental Permit is issued to the site operator can the Waste Transfer Station accept waste.  Once operational the rules of the permit in place must be adhered to, preventing harm to the environment or human health. 

The Environmental Permit the site operates under can be viewed by clicking on the attachment in the downloads and resources section

Please also find attached in the downloads and resources section the agreed management documents, including; Odour Management Plan, Pest Management Plan and Noise Management Plan.  The Waste Transfer Station must operate to the standards set, these standards will be monitored continuously by the Council, the operator and the Environment Agency throughout its life.

How do I find out more about the Waste Transfer Station?

Prior to the build of the waste transfer station Doncaster Council held a number of events close to the facility where people were invited to have their say on the then proposed facility.

The Council prepared some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's), following these events, these were amended to include answers to questions raised, ensuring up to date information was made available.   To view the FAQ's please view the attachment in the downloads and resources section.

Should you wish to learn more about the waste transfer station facility or have any questions please contact us.

Please use the following link to find out more about BDR, the partnership of Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham Councils and the Manvers Waste Treatment Facility

An animation which explains the process which leftover waste (black bin waste) collected in Doncaster goes through, ensuring maximum value is extracted and as little as possible is disposed of can be found using this link BDR Animation

Further Information

If you would like further information about Doncaster Waste Transfer Station, or you live local to the facility and have any questions or concerns about operations please contact the council's Waste and Recycling Team:

e-mail waste&

Should you want to make a complaint or compliment the Waste Transfer Station and its operation please submit comments here complaints and compliments



Last updated: 18 August 2023 16:16:33

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