The Kirklees Incinerator is a major moving grate incineration plant in Huddersfield, Kirklees. The incinerator is owned and operated by Sita. The plant is integral to the waste strategy and Unitary Development plan of Kirklees Council, treating 136,000 tonnes of locally generated municipal waste. The incinerator has been operational since 2002 and was one of the first waste projects financed by PFI in the United Kingdom. The plant, which employs 29 staff and operates 24 hours a day, cost £35 million As with many incinerators there has been significant local opposition to the facility. Gas leaks in September 2006 added to local concerns for safety.