Five Scottish councils will be able to divert up to 90% of their waste in a new £700m waste processing facility.
Viridor have successfully won the bid to design, construct and operate the Clyde Valley Residual Waste Partnership project, for a facility that will process approximately 190,000 tonnes of waste per year, in a contract worth up to £700 over 25 years.
The five councils are; North Lanarkshire, the lead authority for the contract, which is joined by East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, North Ayrshire and Renfrewshire.
Scotland's national waste targets are 70% for recycling and 95% diverted from landfill by 2025 and this new waste facility will help bring them closer to their goal.
North Lanarkshire Council deputy leader Jim Smith said: “This is an excellent example of shared service which will see an end to domestic waste being dumped in landfill and deliver savings and service improvements. Importantly, it will offer best value for money to taxpayers in the five council areas.
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