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The Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority goes green

The Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) has agreed to tackle climate change and deliver objectives set out in the Waste Strategy by signing up to an environmental pledge.


Chairman Councillor Neil Swannick and executive director Paul Dunn signed the Nottingham Declaration for Climate Change and made a commitment to increase recycling rates.

GMWDA plans to meet its key objective of securing the investment in infrastructure needed to divert waste from landfill by putting £330 million into new facilities.


The proposed waste management service, with preferred bidder Viridor/Laing, focuses strongly on boosting recycling and materials recovery.

The Authority is delighted that the national strategy is encouraging the use of anaerobic digestion and mechanical biological treatment plants.

Swannick said: The GMWDA is proud to be so far advanced in its plans for diverting waste from the municipal waste stream. We have risen to the challenge; we are bringing the best of European technology into the
UK and will be the first to establish a new plant on a large scale.

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