New Stoneyhill meetings

SITA UK have announced the dates of more exhibitions to be held giving details on the Stoneyhill Resource Recovery Park, which will be situated at the Stoneyhill landfill site.

Residents will have another opportunity to find out more about SITA UK’s plans to reduce the amount of Aberdeenshire household waste sent to landfill by 70 percent.

A second set of public exhibitions has been arranged in mid-June to enable people to ask questions and learn more about SITA UK’s proposal to develop the Stoneyhill Resource Recovery Park.

Members of the community had an opportunity to look at the proposals at exhibitions in March this year, when they were asked to give their feedback on the plans to develop modern and sophisticated waste treatment facilities in the county.

SITA UK is now holding this further set of exhibitions, where people can look at the final proposal for the resource recovery park, and find out more about a separate planning application to amend the closure date of Stoneyhill landfill site from June 2012 to December 2024.

The exhibitions will be held on Tuesday, June 14 between 2pm and 7pm at the Red House Hotel, Cruden Bay and also on Wednesday, June 15 between 2pm and 8pm at the Longhaven Hall, Longhaven.

As part of SITA UK’s contract to manage the treatment and disposal of Aberdeenshire’s non-recycled waste for the next 15 years, the company is planning to divert 70 percent of waste from landfill – in line with Scotland’s Zero Waste Plan – with a combination of waste management technologies.

The resource recovery park would help Aberdeenshire to meet strict new Government targets on the disposal of waste, while also producing enough electricity for the National Grid to power around 6,000 homes, which is the equivalent of a third of the homes in Peterhead. Some of this power will be used in the MBT process. The facility would also lead to the creation of approximately 200 jobs during the peak periods of construction and 40 permanent operational jobs.

For more information about the plans, go to www.sita.co.uk/your-environment/our-plans/stoneyhill.

To find out more about waste management technologies, go to SEPA’s website at www.sepa.org.uk