The South London Waste Partnership, of which Sutton Council is part, has announced Viridor as the preferred bidder for its 25-year residual waste treatment contract. This follows a thorough procurement process to ensure the South London Waste Partnership (comprising the London Boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton) meets its statutory landfill diversion targets and avoids hefty landfill levies and fines.

At present over 200,000 tonnes of waste from households in Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton goes to landfill. Viridor’s proposal is to develop a state-of-the-art Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) at its existing landfill and recycling site in Beddington. In order to develop a planning application for the proposed facility, Viridor will undertake a thorough consultation with stakeholders and the local community during early 2012.

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