Avondale is a pioneering responsible waste management and renewable energy generation company working with both private and public sector customers and employing a growing number of skilled staff.
We invest, develop and support Scotland’s sustainability ambitions by harnessing the power of waste as a source of renewable energy.
Formed more than a decade ago, Avondale owns and operates one of Scotland’s largest landfill sites in Polmont, Central Scotland.
The current site
- handles around 450,000 tonnes of municipal, commercial, industrial and hazardous waste every year
- generates renewable electricity for export to The National Grid from menthane gas harvested from the existing landfill
Responding to Change
Avondale is committed to sustainability and is embracing the major social, economic and environmental changes being driven by The Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Action Plan. (link)
Advanced Waste Treatment Centre
The first phase of Avondale's Advanced Waste Treatment Centre - the Materials Recycling Facility opens on February 1st, 2012. It will be a springboard for further development taking Avondale beyond its traditional business of landfill services and will firmly root Avondale in recycling and renewables.
Phase Two - Thermal Drying Facility
Phase two will see the introduction of a Thermal Drying Facility to produce a higher quality renewable fuel from RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) and organic matter.
These fuels will be used in the high performance end of the market, such as energy from waste facilities.
17th May 2013
John Holt, Director, Avondale Advanced Waste Treatment Ltd said:
“Following consultation with employees on the proposals to close the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) and after assessing all viable options, it’s with regret that the Board of Avondale Advanced Waste Treatment Ltd has announced that it will be closing the facility from the 31st May 2013.