The expansion of an Angus landfill site to take ash waste from Dundee’s DERL incinerator has been given the go-ahead in the face of opposition from two local community councils.
The leader of Angus Council has warned the cost of keeping the county’s recycling centres open will “pale into insignificance” next to spiralling waste disposal fees.
The company behind plans for a massive new incinerator at Baldovie has vowed to work closely with nearby residents to allay any concerns they may have about the plant.
Dundee Energy Recycling Ltd (DERL), operator of the waste to energy plant at Baldovie, made a reduced pre-tax profit in the second last year of its existence.
Fire crews were called to Baldovie incinerator after a butane gas cylinder thrown away in household rubbish exploded inside one of its hammer mills.