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OPPORTUNITIES FOR SME’s & SOCIAL ENTERPRISES
WEDNESDAY 10th JULY 2013
9:30am – 12:30pm
Glasgow City Council handles 350,000 tonnes of waste every year. Of that, Glasgow sent the vast majority, 74%, to landfill in 2010/11. With annual hikes in landfill tax and ambitious Scottish Government zero waste targets focusing on waste reduction, re-use, enhanced recycling and recovering renewable energy from what remains, the council has been planning for change.
Now Glasgow is set to change gear with a new, state-of-the-art recycling and sustainable waste management facility at its long established waste treatment plant at Polmadie, radically overhauling the way the city’s household waste is managed over the next 25 years.
The £154m Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC) will handle 200,000 tonnes of council green bin residual waste every year. The plant, working in combination with city wide blue, brown and purple bin recycling, will divert 90% of green bin residual waste away from landfill, saving millions of pounds, releasing recyclable resources from household waste and producing valuable heat and power from what will be one of the most advanced waste management facilities in Europe. Viridor’s construction partner Interserve has started work on site, with the Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre commencing operation in early 2016.
The project will deliver a broad range of opportunities for small business and social enterprises also – from providing services direct to Viridor over a twenty-five year period, to working with our construction contractor or sub-contractors.
All opportunities to work with Viridor, its construction contractor or sub-contractors, will be advertised through the Glasgow Business Portal where organisations are encouraged to register for opportunities with this and other Glasgow projects.
FIND OUT MORE
Register for the Meet the Buyer day by emailing email@example.com
Call the community relations helpline: 0141 301 1212.