300,000 tonnes a year for the next 25 years.
That’s equivalent in weight to 68 double decker buses of rubbish a day.
To maximise their profit, Viridor have tied the council in to a long term fixed base load contract to burn more rubbish than is available locally.
This means Viridor have a guaranteed supply of rubbish for the next 25 years and at least a third of this rubbish will have to be imported from elsewhere.
This is a big disincentive to reducing the amount of waste we produce.
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