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12 August 2014

GRREC waste project marks landmark 250 jobs on site
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31 July 2014

British Virgin Islands GRREC visit >Read More

7 July 2014

SEPA consultation on intention to grant an operating permit > Read More

19 May 2014

Viridor supports budding young Glasgow scientists at national sustainability awards > Read More

25 April 2014

GRREC newsletter 6 > Read More

2 April 2014

Glasgow schools in waste
transformers final > Read More

13 March 2014

Bright spark pupils head to UK science final thanks to GRREC Go4SET programme > Read More

15 January 2014

Viridor launches second annual education programme >Read More

28 November 2013

Council leader lays foundations for £154m green investment
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11 November 2013

GRREC Newsletter 5 > Read More

24 October 2013

GRREC will deliver a broad range of opportunities for small business
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16 October 2013

Council leader marks skyline transformation for £154m Polmadie investment > Read More

30 July 2013

Viridor was proud to support this summer’s annual Glasgow Show held at Glasgow Green > Read More

29 April 2013

Glasgow schools celebrate green education success > Read More

29 January 2013

Viridor's green light for £154m Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre > Read More

18 January 2013

Viridor funds pioneering education programme to encourage young people to take up careers in the green economy > Read More

21 August 2012

GRREC Newsletter 4 > Read More

17 August 2012

Planning applications submitted for GRREC following comprehensive consultation process > Read More

13 August 2012

GRREC Newsletter 3 > Read More

23 July 2012

Viridor signs deal on Glasgow City Council residual waste treatment contract > Read More

 17 July 2012

Viridor to host online public consultation event to continue its engagement with Glasgow
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15 June 2012

GRREC Newsletter 2 > Read More

06 June 2012

Viridor Delivers News Update On Glasgow Recycling & Renewable Energy Centre to Circa 16,000 Residents > Read More 

22 May 2012

Glasgow Takes Next Steps on £154 Million Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre
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22 May 2012

GRREC Newsletter 1

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Transforming Waste™ in Glasgow

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 changing 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.

Detailed plans have been prepared by leading recycling, renewable energy and sustainable waste company Viridor for the new facility that will regenerate the existing Glasgow City Council waste facility at Polmadie on the South side of the city.

The facility will produce enough energy to power the equivalent of 22,000 households and heat the equivalent of some 8,000 homes, delivering a saving to Glasgow of 90,000 tonnes of CO² every year.

At the same time it will deliver a saving to the city of circa £254m during the 25 year contract, create 250 new jobs, including 25 apprentices, and will support local social enterprises and small and medium sized businesses throughout the building programme and beyond.

Following a comprehensive programme of public consultation in 2012, a full planning application was submitted to Glasgow City Council which was subsequently approved in January 2013.

Work on the project is well underway, with the Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre commencing operation in early 2016.