GLASGOW residents have a final chance to learn about plans to develop a recycling plant on the South Side of the city.
As first revealed in the Evening Times, waste firmViridor plans to build the £154million Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC) at Polmadie.
Bosses are hosting an online consultation tonight between 5pm and 7pm as the final public information session of a 12-week consultation. It follows a series of public exhibitions in June.
Viridor Scottish regional manager Steven Don said: "Our online consultation is a further opportunity for members of the public to learn more and ask questions about plans for delivering 'next generation' green infrastructure to help transform waste in Glasgow, regenerating the long-established site at Polmadie.
"The public exhibitions, held in partnership with Glasgow City Council, saw a broad range of community councils, groups and residents take advantage of the chance to find out more and we were encouraged by the level of interest."
The huge "energy-from-waste" facility will process up to 200,000 tonnes of domestic rubbish each year. Despite opposition from SNP and Green Party councillors, the city council gave the site the go-ahead in December, with plans to open by 2015.
Recycling bosses say the 25-year contract will save the city £254m and the equivalent of 28,000 tonnes of CO² every year. It will provide enough energy to power the equivalent of 20,000 households and create up to 250 jobs, including 25 apprentices.
For details of the online session, follow the link at www.transformingwasteinglasgow.com