NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Plans for £120m Aberdeen waste to energy plant

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A £120m 'waste to energy' plant could be built in Aberdeen to deal with 150,000 tonnes of rubbish each year.

A proposal of application notice has been submitted by the council for a site at East Tullos.

The development would process non-recyclable waste not only from Aberdeen but also from Aberdeenshire and Moray.

Aberdeen City Council said a vital component of the plant would be to generate heat and power, which it said would provide low-cost energy.

It is claimed the project would also help the region meet national recycling targets, and prevent large amounts of rubbish heading for landfill.

A public consultation event is planned for November, and a planning application is expected to be submitted early next year.