Council opposes Viridor’s plans to increase waste activity at Beddington Energy Recovery Facility
- 16 Nov 2022
Sutton Council has today restated its strong opposition to Viridor’s application to increase the amount of waste that can be processed at the Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Beddington.
Viridor’s application to the Environment Agency is seeking to increase the amount of waste that can be treated at the facility by 10%, from 347,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) to 382,000 tpa.
The public consultation to gain the views of local residents about the increase can be found on the Environment Agency consultation site. The Council is calling on local residents to make sure they have their say.
Councillor Barry Lewis, Chair of Sutton Council’s Environment & Sustainable Transport Committee, said:
“Today I encourage residents to join us in opposing Viridor’s application to increase the amount of waste that can be processed at the Beddington site.
"This is not the first time Viridor has applied for an increase, enough is enough.
"Sutton has one of the best recycling rates in London and the ERF avoids the need of sending waste to landfill. But why should Sutton residents bear the brunt of additional waste being trucked in from across London and further afield?
"Along with opposing Viridor’s application, I am also calling on them to show that they can operate the facility in accordance with their existing permit and control emission breaches.
"I urge residents to oppose the application and make their views known to the Environment Agency who will have the final say on the matter”