Viridor has been appointed as the preferred bidder for the £700m, 25-year Clyde Valley Residual Waste project – a waste treatment and disposal project run by East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire Councils.
It has been announced by North Lanarkshire, the lead authority on the contract, that Viridor has been selected to design, construct, finance and operate the facilities to treat waste which would otherwise go to landfill.
The solution proposed by Viridor will process approximately 190,000 tonnes of residual waste per year providing services to a population of more than 845,000 people.
Councillor Jim Smith, Depute Leader of North Lanarkshire Council, said: “The development is very good news for residents and businesses within the partner council areas as the project will see Viridor investing to deliver community benefits.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.”
Ian McAulay, Chief Executive of Viridor, aded: “Viridor is delighted to be announced as preferred bidder on the flagship Clyde Valley Residual Waste Partnership project. The announcement is good news for partner councils, their local environments, economies and communities. We look forward to working towards financial close and to helping deliver their sustainability, zero waste and community benefit objectives.”