Viridor and Pembrokeshire County Council have agreed a new eight-year contract which will see 20,000 tonnes of residual waste received at the Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Cardiff each year.
Viridor Head of Contracts Patrick Murray said over the last two years Trident Park had already diverted more than 99% of South Wales’ residual waste delivered to facility from landfill and generated 30MW of electricity for the national grid – enough to power 50,000 homes.
Patrick said: “We are pleased to have agreed this contract with Pembrokeshire County Council which helps us to attach a valuable purpose to waste which cannot be recycled through the creation of low carbon electricity.
“Trident Park ERF also continues to educate visitors to its education centre, including schools and STEM groups, to increase awareness around recycling so we can recycle all that we can and then transform the remainder into electricity, contributing to greater resource and energy efficiency.”
Pembrokeshire County Council Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor Cris Tomos, said: “It is great news to announce the award of this contract to Viridor in the knowledge that the waste that we cannot recycle is now being dealt with and used to generate power here in Wales and is contributing toward a lower carbon society.”
The contract began on 17 December.