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Edinburgh City Council Midlothian

Timeline to Zero Waste

Future milestones

2017

Residual waste treatment services required to be operational by end of year

2015

Utilities and new road access to be complete

Food waste treatment services required to be operational by end of year

Residual Waste Contract to be signed with FCC

 

Previous milestones

December 2014

FCC Medio Ambiente SA appointed as Preferrred Bidder for the Residual Waste Treatment Contract

March 2014

Construction of the food waste treatment facility begins

Work to install the necessary site services and utilities at the project site begins

September 2013

Two bidders - VIridor Waste Management and FCC Medio Ambiente SA - reach the final stages of the residual waste procurement

July 2013

Residual waste bidders submit detailed tenders

April 2013

Additional land purchased at the project site

February 2013

Food waste treatment contract signed with Alauna Renewable Energy (ARE)

October 2012

Alauna Renewable Energy (ARE) announced as preferred bidder for the food waste treatment contract

September 2012

Contract notice issued for support to the Zero Waste team for the installation of site services and utilities at the Zero Waste Project Site

July 2012

Final tenders for the food waste treatment contract received (27 July) by the remaining bidders - Alauna Renewable Energy Ltd and Viridor Waste Management Ltd - after the Call for Final Refined Tenders (CFRT) was issued (13 July)

March 2012

Planning permission for access road and bridge into the Project site granted by Midlothian Council

Four bidders - FCC Medio Ambiente S.A., Urbaser S.A., Veolia ES Aurora Ltd and Viridor Waste Management Services Ltd - shortlisted for the residual waste process

February 2012

Two bidders - Alauna Renewable Energy and Viridor Waste Management Services Ltd -invited to the final stages of the food waste process

Planning permission for a new access road and bridge into the Project site submitted to Midlothian Council

December 2011

Planning Permission in Principle (PPiP) granted by Midlothian Council for waste treatment facilities at the Project site

Notice published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) announcing that Zero Waste is seeking to procure residual waste treatment facilities

May 2011

Four bidders - AmeyCespa, Alauna Renewable Energy, Shanks and Viridor Waste Management Services Ltd - invited to take part in competitive dialogue for food waste contract

March 2011

Planning application for modern waste treatment facilities at the Project site is submitted to Midlothian Council

February 2011

Notice published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) announcing that Zero Waste is seeking to procure Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facilities to treat food waste

October 2010

Both the City of Edinburgh and Midlothian Councils agree to move ahead with the Zero Waste Project

August 2010

Public consultation process extended to 27 October 2010. Three additional public events announced

June 2010

The Scottish Government publishes its Zero Waste Plan for Scotland in June 2010

January 2010

Final public consultation takes place on 26 January

Site near to Millerhill is purchased

December 2009

Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) joins the Project

November 2009

Public consultation events are announced. First to take place was on 28 November

September 2009

Zero Waste: Edinburgh and Midlothian is officially launched in response to Scottish Government's Zero Waste plan and EU regulations on waste disposal

January 2008

Scottish Government outlines its plans for a Zero Waste Scotland