SUEZ wins contracts with Aberdeenshire and Highland Councils

SUEZ has announced two short-term municipal agreements with local authorities in northern Scotland.

A 12-month contract with Aberdeenshire Council worth £1.8 million will see SUEZ process 15,000 tonnes of dry mixed recycling.

Altens East recovery facilityThis will be bulked at Aberdeen City Council’s transfer stations and sent to the material recovery facility (MRF) at Altens East in Aberdeen, which opened in 2017. The MRF is a £27 million joint project between Aberdeen City Council and SUEZ that currently also sorts mixed recycling from Angus Council and The Highland Council.

The Highland Council arrangement requires the waste management company to manage up to 40,000 tonnes of residual waste at its Stoneyhill landfill site, from which the captured gas will be used to generate energy for 7,000 homes.

Richard Hinchcliffe, Regional Manager at SUEZ, 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.”

Ros Baxter, Aberdeenshire Council Waste Manager, 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.”