Dunbar recycling and waste management company Viridor is set for a partnership with five Scottish local authorities.
Dealing with waste reduction, reuse and recycling the £700 million partnership will divert waste from landfill by capturing recyclable materials from residual waste before recovering renewable energy from what remains.
North Lanarkshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, North Ayrshire and Renfrewshire councils are involved .
The contract, from December 2019, will see around 190,000 tonnes of waste processed each year, diverting over 90% of the councils’ waste from landfill and producing a Refuse Derived Fuel which can be used to generate renewable energy.
Waste will be transported to a new £22m Viridor treatment facility in North Lanarkshire where recyclable material will be extracted and the Refuse Derived Fuel taken to the company’s £177m energy recovery facility at Dunbar.
Paul Ringham, commercial director for Viridor, said:“The partnership will deliver real economic and community benefits. From next-generation infrastructure to jobs, supply-chain opportunities and an innovative education partnership, our team is ready for the work ahead.”