Prosiect Gwyrdd (Project Green) is a partnership between Caerphilly County Borough Council, Cardiff Council, Monmouthshire County Council, Newport City Council and Vale of Glamorgan Council.
The project will deliver a regional solution to residual waste - the waste left over after practical recycling and composting has taken place.
Local authorities have always relied on landfill to deal with waste but research shows that once recycling and composting targets are met, managing residual waste through landfill alone generates the highest carbon impact.
The Project Gwyrdd website has been set up to give up to date information on the procurement process to deliver a long term sustainable solution to residual waste Visit the for further details.
After a 3 year procurement exercise, the partnership expects that a Preferred Bidder for the contract will be identified in early 2013. Two bidders remain in the process and both are proposing modern energy from waste (Incineration) facilities. These facilities operate under very strict conditions, are tightly regulated by the Environment Agency and European experience shows they work alongside high recycling and composting performance.
Turning a problem into a resource
The Welsh Government has set out the Towards Zero Waste Strategy and supports regional waste partnerships in Wales. By working together the project will achieve better value for the tax payer by combining the remaining waste of the 5 local authorities. Each of the Partners' priority is to recycle and compost as much waste as possible to achieve the progressive Welsh Government recycling targets up until 2025 and beyond.
Everyone can play their part by using the recycling and composting facilities provided by the Council, for more information on the partnership have a look at the Project Gwyrdd website and email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, alternatively members of the project team are available via the telephone on 02920 717523.