FOR years the Javelin Park waste incinerator has sparked controversy from its opponents, but one woman is a rather big fan.

So much so, she asked bosses at the £633m facility if she could have her wedding there – despite not being engaged.

“I’ve had someone request to get married here. She just adores [waste incinerators], they’re a bit wacky,” an Urbaser Balfour Beatty (UBB) spokeswoman said about the site, which burns rubbish sent from the county’s homes.

UBB is working on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council to treat the county’s residual waste.

The spokeswoman confirmed the Javelin Park incinerator, near M5 junction 12, will not allow people to tie the knot, but will provide a visitor centre as of next month for educational tours, courses and workshops.

They added: “There’s a classroom, a meeting room, we’ve got an outdoor education zone. It’s really for the community to use and we want to encourage that.

“It’s not just about waste management, it’s sustainability and the community being able to use it as well.”

The admission came today as the facility became fully operational, accepting up to 190,000 tonnes of residual waste each year from Gloucestershire’s homes and recycling tips.

The waste is burnt at 850 degree centigrade to be used as energy to power 25,000 homes across the county.