Recycling and recovery

SUEZ celebrates success in Scotland

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK (SUEZ) is celebrating its commitment to Scotland this week with contract wins with Aberdeenshire Council and The Highland Council.

SUEZ has secured a £1.8m contract with Aberdeenshire Council to process 15,000 tonnes per year of dry mixed recycling for 12 months. The material will be bulked at the authority’s transfer stations before being brought to a state-of-the-art Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) at Altens East, Aberdeen.

The Altens East recycling and recovery facility is a £27m joint facility between SUEZ and Aberdeen City Council. The facility was opened in 2017 and is capable of processing four tonnes of mixed recyclable material in under 12 minutes.

SUEZ has existing contracts with Aberdeen City Council, Angus Council and The Highland Council for dry mixed recycling that is also treated at the Altens East facility

In addition to the success in Aberdeenshire, SUEZ has secured a 15-month contract win with The Highland Council, which will see SUEZ continue to treat up to 40,000 tonnes of residual waste on behalf of the authority. The waste will be sent to Stoneyhill Landfill where it will be carefully disposed of and landfill gas captured. The gas captured from Stoneyhill Landfill is used to generate enough electricity to power 7,000 homes.

SUEZ’s Regional Manager, Richard Hinchcliffe said: “These successes demonstrate our commitment to Scotland. We are passionate about protecting the environment and putting waste to good use – our new contracts with Aberdeenshire Council and The Highland Council will ensure we continue to do just that.”

Aberdeenshire Council Waste Manager, Ros Baxter said: “We look forward to working with SUEZ who will be delivering an efficient waste recycling service over the next 12 months, during which time they will process 15,000 tonnes of dry mixed recycling right here in the North-East of Scotland and therefore minimising the carbon impact of haulage.”