The Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC), located at Polmadie on the south side of the city, has officially opened, Glasgow City Council announced on 20 August.
The facility is the first of its kind in Scotland. It will use over 200,000 tonnes of the Glasgow’s waste per year, which would have normally gone to landfill, to generate enough electricity to power 26,496 homes.
The project will be delivered through a 25-year partnership between the council and waste management company Viridor.
Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “The official opening marks a historic milestone for Glasgow as it becomes a leader in recycling and renewable energy technology. The GRREC will transform the way in which we manage waste in our city and will be crucial to helping us deliver against the ban on municipal waste going to landfill due to come into effect in 2021.”