Avondale Landfill

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The Avondale Landfill is a major Scottish landfill located in Polmont, off junction 4 of the M9 motorway. Avondale takes large volumes of waste from the Forth Valley and some from West Lothian. Avondale has the ability to accept Non-Hazardous, Stable Non-Reactive Hazardous waste including asbestos/gypsum and compliant Hazardous wastes. This is the first and currently only landfill with the ability to accept Hazardous waste to landfill in Scotland under the new Landfill Directive.

The Avondale Landfill incorporates landfill gas recovery facilities which are used to generate renewable electricity on site which is supplied into the national grid.

There are plans to expand the site to include a future MRF-Materials Recovery Facility .This is expected to be constructed and commissioned by December 2011. Once fully operational the MRF will be capable of processing 200,000 tonnes of mixed municipal waste per year and phase 1 will see diversion from landfill of approx 60% of input or more, with phase 2 increasing the diversion rate to 80%

A diagram of the landfill can be found here.

The company also operates a contaminated soil treatment centre at Kinneil Kerse near Grangemouth/Bo,ness.

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Coordinates: 55°59′25″N 3°40′43″W / 55.99028°N 3.67861°W / 55.99028; -3.67861