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Midlothian Council

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… measures; implementing a low energy street/traffic light replacement programme; developing an anaerobic digestion programme (food waste recycling); developing a recycling and energy recovery programme; establishing an electric vehicle fleet and charging infrastructure; publishing a Council Travel Plan and Active Travel Strategy; introducing a mileage allowance for work trips by bike; and awareness…

… the amount of waste that ends up in landfill will make a significant contribution to lowering those greenhouse gas emissions. 5.17 The Council is preparing a Waste Management Strategy and is committed to achieving the targets set out by the Scottish Government in Scotland’s Zero Waste Plan (15) and is signed up to the Household Recycling Charter (an initiative and commitment to promoting and improving…

household waste and recycling services). 5.18 The Council currently operates a kerb-side residual waste, recycling, food and garden waste (subject of additional charge) collection scheme. A joint Midlothian/City of Edinburgh Council Recycling and Energy Recovery Centre (RERC) at Millerhill was formally opened in September 2019. It will incinerate around 135,000 tonnes of household residual waste

… Strategy - August 2020 up to 32,000 homes. In conjunction with its energy supply company partner, Vattenfall, the Council is currently developing proposals for a District Heating Scheme to deliver this de-carbonised energy to households at Shawfair. In addition to the RERC a separate facility on an adjacent site processes all the food waste collected by the partner Councils. By treating food and non…

…- recyclable waste and creating renewable energy in the process it will help the Council contribute to the national recycling target of 70% by 2025 and the national landfill diversion target of 95% by 2025. The Council has extended food waste recycling into the Council’s main staff offices at Fairfield House and Midlothian House (2019). 5.19 In conjunction with the recycling related measures identified…


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