Aberdeen City Council’s leader has visited a new multi-million pound recycling centre as the site nears completion.
Councillor Jenny Laing paid a visit to the £27 million Materials Recycling Facility in Altens East yesterday.
It comes in the week the new kerbside recycling scheme begins to go live.
The Altens East site comprises a Materials Recycling Facility where mixed recyclables collected from homes and businesses will be sorted before being forwarded for re-processing. There is also a refuse derived fuel facility that will process residual waste, the waste materials still remaining once all viable attempts to recycle them have taken place.
Cllr Laing, pictured, said: “It’s fantastic to see the mixed recycling almost ready to go. When we first came here in September the interior was empty; now with the bulk of the machinery in place, it looks even more impressive.
“We have invested massively in the future of Aberdeen in terms of reducing our environmental impact and landfill taxes while also creating new jobs.
“We have demonstrated our commitment to meeting our environmental targets and now we’d really like everyone in Aberdeen to fully embrace the new waste recycling programme and play their part”.
The Altens East development becomes operational in June.