HUB visit the new Viridor MRF Clyde Valley Residual Project
The Clyde Valley Residual Waste Project involves a consortium of five local authorities - East Dunbartonshire Council, East Renfrewshire Council, North Ayrshire Council, North Lanarkshire Council and Renfrewshire Council - to deliver improved recycling and residual waste treatment that remains following recycling and composting activities.
Following a competitive tendering process, a contract with Viridor Waste Management was agreed. The contract is expected to be worth around £700 million over a 25-year period, starting on 1 December 2019.
The company will design, construct, finance and operate the facilities to treat waste which would otherwise go to landfill. Over 90% of the partner councils' waste will be diverted from landfill and a Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) will be produced which can be used to generate renewable energy.
The new waste treatment facility is located at Bargeddie on the outskirts of Glasgow where Viridor will extract recyclable material, with the RDF taken to the company's £177 million energy recovery facility in Dunbar.
Planned to commence operations in December 2019 it is anticipated that the partner councils will require to treat around 190,000 tonnages of waste/annum, averaging 71 tph.