Sita UK is soon to submit a Proposal of Application Notice to Aberdeenshire council to develop a £60m resource recovery park as part of its 15-year contract to treat the area’s waste.
The park will have the capacity to treat around 100,000 tonnes of waste each year, reducing the amount of Aberdeenshire waste sent to landfill by 70%. It will include a mechanical biological treatment plant and an in-vessel composting plant, which together will handle 85,000 tonnes of waste. The gasification facility will be capable of handling 60,000 tonnes of waste.
Sita UK strategic development manager in Scotland Martin Cracknell said: “We are planning to develop a modern resource recovery park that will dramatically reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfill in Aberdeenshire and maximise recovery with energy creation from the non-recoverable waste.”
Sita has proposed to build the park adjacent to the existing Stoneyhill landfill site – in-between Longhaven and Peterland. It has been designed in line with Scotland’s Zero Waste Policy, which seeks to maximise the reuse, recycling and recovery of resources.