Proposals - 2009
The Broughton Road incinerator no longer
burns the refuse. Instead, it is dispatched by rail from
Broughton Road to a landfill site.
For some time, there has been talk of building a
new incinerator for Edinburgh's waste.
The Evening News announced in May 2009 that:
Edinburgh and Midlothian Councils had chosen a site at Millerhill,
Midlothian, about 5 miles SE of the centre of Edinbrugh, for a new waste
management facility capable of handling 200,000 tonnes of waste a year -
about the same amount as is currently produced by Edinburgh.
incineration was a front runner. This would provide 'energy from
waste' and would avoid EU landfill fines. However, Friends
of the Earth and other groups had described incineration as a 'cheap
and nasty' solution and said there should be more emphasis on reducing
waste and on recycling.
- the councils hope that planning
permission will be sought in early-2010, and that the plant will be
running by 2014.
Evening News, 20 May 2005, p. 17