In the future, all of our residual waste will require some form of treatment prior to disposal.
The procurement process came to a conclusion on Monday 5 November 2012 when the Partnership signed a contract with Viridor.
Viridor are proposing to build a state-of-the-art Energy Recovery Facility on a plot of land just off Beddington Lane in the London Borough of Sutton. The new facility would be located right next to an existing 92-hectare landfill site, which it will replace. This landfill site is also operated by Viridor and is currently where the Partnership sends most of the residual waste collected from households in Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton.
If planning permission is achieved, the facility will treat up to 215,000 tonnes of residual household waste. It will also take in some waste from local businesses. The facility would use tried and tested methods to extract valuable electricity and, if viable, heat from the waste, instead of being buried in landfill.
Viridor’s proposal is currently being subjected to a very detailed and public planning application that is going through Sutton Council’s Planning Authority, along with an Environmental Impact Assessment being conducted by the Environment Agency. These processes are considering issues around land use, design, traffic, air quality and sustainability. To find out more about the proposed development visit www.viridor.co.uk/beddington-erf
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(date tbc) Sutton Council’s Development Control Committee due to make a decision on Viridor’s proposals