Formerly Biomass Recycling, of Stafford, Wastec moved to Stockton in 1997, shortly after Mr Morehead joined the company as technical and commercial manager from Stockton Council, where he had been recycling officer.
Mr Morehead says that unlike other alternative systems, Wastec's does not depend on the goodwill of householders to separate their waste, offering maximum convenience and participation by converting every household rubbish bin into a recycling bin.
Wastec will be leaving our Yarm Road site when its lease ends on March 31."
Now, Wastec has brought together private and public sector partners to install and operate its waste recycling solution in Yorkshire by September, if the relevant planning consents are given.
The new project will combine mechanical separation equipment centred on Wastec's Kinetic Streamer System combined with a series of horizontal invessel composters developed by HotRot Exports of New Zealand with renewable fuel production.
Mr Morehead says extensive tests have shown that Wastec's Kinetic Streamer System is the only shaker and mover that can recycle up to 70pc of rubbish thrown away.
has spent more than pounds 5m developing a machine that, among other things, can recycle rubbish into energy pellets which can be used by coal-powered power stations - except that DEFRA says the pellets are waste and power stations do not have waste management certificates so can't burn the product.