NT3270 : Waste handling facilities at Milllerhill

taken 3 months ago, near to Newcraighall, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Waste handling facilities at Milllerhill
Waste handling facilities at Milllerhill
The Millerhill food waste treatment plant in the foreground, and the Edinburgh & Midlothian Recycling & Energy Recovery Centre, still under construction, beyond.
Millerhill food waste treatment plant
A state-of-the-art food waste recycling plant built on derelict land at Millerhill, part on the site of Monktonhall Colliery, abandoned in 1997, and part of Millerhill marshalling yards. The land is jointly owned by Edinburgh and Midlothian Councils, and the plant can receive around 30,000 t per annum of discarded food which will be processed by anaerobic digestion, which will produce methane. It also has a mechanical biological treatment facility to treat up to 200,000 t per annum of mixed black bag residual waste and an energy-from-waste facility to generate electricity from up to 100,000 t per annum. Some of the output will be recycled back to agricultural land as a soil conditioner and fertiliser high in valuable nutrients, particularly nitrogen, leaving no waste. The project is run by Alauna Renewable Energy [ARE], a joint venture between Kelda Water Services and Scottish Water Horizons, LinkExternal link . ARE will be working with the City of Edinburgh and Midlothian Councils to design, build, finance and operate the facility as part of the Zero Waste: Edinburgh and Midlothian Project.

Edinburgh & Midlothian RERC
Due to open in 2019, this large recycling and energy recovery centre is being built at Millerhill LinkExternal link , and adjacent to the Millerhill Waste Treatment Plant LinkExternal link. It will receive up to 195000 t of household and commercial waste per annum from Edinburgh and Midlothian. Energy will be generated from waste by a CHP plant, sufficient to supply 30000 homes. The facility is being built by Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) on behalf of FCC Environment (UK), who signed a 25-year contract to operate the 142 million plant in October 2016.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 20 September, 2018   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 20 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Railways  Waste, Waste management 
Place (from Tags)
Midlothian  Millerhill  Edinburgh 
Railway (from Tags)
Borders Railway 
Primary Subject of Photo
Waste Handling 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 3216 7089 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.5767N 3:5.2345W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 3212 7099
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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