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Millerhill Recycling and Energy Recovery Centre (RERC)

Welcome! This website is here to keep you up to date with the latest news and developments regarding the Millerhill RERC, Midlothian.  To find out more about the FCC Environment Millerhill RERC click on the links in the Find out more box on the right of this page.

Millerhill Recycling and Energy Recovery Centre (Concept Design)

In December last year, FCC Environment was appointed by Zero Waste: Edinburgh and Midlothian on behalf of the City of Edinburgh and Midlothian Council’s as the ‘Preferred Bidder’ to design, build and operate a recycling and energy recovery facility at the site of the former rail marshalling yards in Millerhill, Midlothian.  This facility, the Millerhill RERC, will receive up to 195,000 tonnes of waste per annum from the Edinburgh and Midlothian region, and will form a key part of the Councils’ “Zero Waste” strategy.

The awarding of this contract by the Partner Authorities is part of their commitment to increasing recycling in the Edinburgh and Midlothian region, as well as reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill, in line with the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Plan.

Planning Permission in Principle (PPiP) already exists for the development of a waste treatment facility on this site, including an Energy from Waste facility.

However a number of aspects of the Millerhill RERC will be different and FCC Environment has addressed these through a Planning Application submission as referred to below.

FCC Environment has undertaken pre-application consultation with a number of events taking place in February and March 2015. Taking comments on board from these events and through additional meetings with Community Councils and other key stakeholders FCC Environment has refined its development proposals and has submitted the planning application on the 31st March 2015. A link to the application can be found from the Planning Application web page.  Subject to planning approval, it is anticipated that work will commence on-site in the autumn of 2015, with the facility opening late 2017.  FCC Environment has also submitted a Permit application to SEPA.  A copy of this application and updates on its progress will be found on the Permit Application web page

Who is FCC Environment?

FCCE (UK): one of the major waste management companies in the UK, with over 100 contracts with 60 local authorities, over £700m turnover, 2,500 employees.

Currently operate 3 Energy from Waste facilities (Kent, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire) with two further under construction (Buckinghamshire, Herefordshire & Worcestershire).

When complete the Energy from Waste fleet will treat circa 1.4 million tpa, generating over 90 MW/h.

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