FCC Environment reveals plans for North Lanarkshire energy-from-waste facility

Waste and resource management company FCC Environment has submitted proposals for a £350mn energy-from-waste (EfW) facility at the Greengairs landfill site in North Lanarkshire, it was announced on 21 May.

The facility, will be capable of producing electricity and heat, is in direct response to the Scottish Government’s “zero waste” strategy and the forthcoming ban on the landfilling of food, paper, garden and any other biodegradable household waste before the 21 January 2021.

The EfW facility, which will be called the Drumgray Energy Recovery Centre, will accept up to 300,000 tonnes of residual household and business waste per year, enough to export roughly 25.5MW of electricity and the potential to supply heat to local homes and businesses.

Public exhibitions are due to be held in June 2019, where interested parties will be given the opportunity to find out more about what is proposed for the site.

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