Glasgow waste PPP contract

Glasgow waste PPP contract

To fulfil their waste PPP contract in Glasgow, the largest to date in Scotland, Viridor are called on to manage, treat and dispose of over one hundred thousand tonnes of annual household waste. To deliver this service and achieve specific recycling targets, they’re developing a large scale, state-of-the-art waste treatment and energy recovery facility – with a front end MRF, a dedicated thermal treatment and energy generation facility for non-recyclables, and a separate AD plant for treating separated food wastes. But before they could start building they needed planning consent, with key environmental issues to be addressed and resolved.

We prepared a full EIA - adopting a worst case approach to account for uncertainties around emissions to air. With extensive mitigation and control measures built into the proposals, our thorough, detailed assessment concluded there would be no significant adverse impact on human health or air quality.

Working closely with Viridor and key stakeholders (SEPA and Glasgow City Council), we were able to secure the planning consent Viridor needed for this complex facility without any objections and within a very challenging timeframe. Consent was granted within four months of submission – enabling Viridor to deliver huge improvements to the way household waste is managed and treated in Glasgow.