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Information for Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC), Next to the Polmadie Recycling Centre, 425 Polmadie Road

Status: Existing
Planning Region: Scotland
Planning Sub-Region: Glasgow
Operator: Viridor and RSM Group AS
Capacity: 200,000
Campaign Group(s): Communities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland), Friends of the Earth Scotland, Glasgow Alternatives to Incineration and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)
Notes: Site officially opened in August 2019 [Source]. Energos Gasification-type incinerator granted planning permission in Janaury 2013 [Source]. Construction work began in November 2013, but in May 2016 it was reported that construction had been delayed due to "technical issues with the plant" [Source]. Viridor awarded contract by Glasgow City Council in December 2011 [Source, Source]. In November 2016 Viridor "sacked Interserve from the Glasgow job" and in February 2017 it was announced that Babcock would complete the job [Source, Source]. In February 2018 Viridor reported that the gasification process was in "final commissioning" [Source]. (Entry updated 2019-11-22)