Preferred Bidder

Following each partner Council approving Viridor as the Preferred Bidder for the 25 year contract, the Welsh Government has now approved the Final Business Case to deliver an environmentally sustainable waste management solution for the partnership.

The contract with Viridor has now been signed and the contract will begin on April 1st 2016.

The Project has undergone a very competitive procurement and the process is shown through the following link: Procurement

 

An artist impression of Viridor's proposed facility An artist impression of Viridor's proposed facility

 

For more information on the facility, please visit: https://viridor.co.uk/our-operations/energy/energy-recovery-facilities/cardiff-efw/

All updated information that has been released to the public is shown on the News page.

All of the companies that were shortlisted for the Project, following the Pre-Qualification stage of the procurement, proposed modern incineration facilities. This technology is safe, environmentally sustainable as well as value for money. The technology is explained through the following link: Energy from Waste.

 

A Partnership for Sustainable Waste Management
The following booklet has been produced to give more information on the Project.

A Partnership for Sustainable Waste Management
(pdf 5.7mb)

 

Press Release

Viridor identified as Preferred Bidder for Prosiect Gwyrdd contract (PDF, 36Kb)

Questions and Answers (PDF, 29Kb)

Procurement Briefing (PDF, 25Kb)

 

Did you know?

  • The decomposition of waste in the absence of air, gives off methane. As a molecule, methane is 23 times more potent as a green house gas than carbon dioxide.
  • In the UK approximately 2.4 million tonnes of methane is release each year. Emissions from municipal solid waste landfill sites account for 27% of the national total.
  • Methane is recovered from landfill operations, but the collection rate at best is only 10%. This has to be compared to residual waste treatment plants where the collection rates are between 40-60%.

Landfill has historically been the chosen method to deal with waste. This cannot continue and a solution has to be found.

  • A third of all the food we buy ends up being thrown away.
  • In Wales we throw away 330 000 tonnes of food waste each year.
  • Organic waste, such as fruit, vegetables and tea bags make up to 38% of the contents of the average dustbin.
  • An estimated 6.7 million tonnes of household food waste is produced each year in the UK, most of which could be eaten.

Each of the local authorities in Prosiect Gwyrdd are committed to divert as much food waste as possible for composting and plans are underway to implement new schemes.

  • Every year in the UK, we throw away 28 million tonnes of rubbish from households. This weighs the same as three and a half million double decker buses.
  • Every day 80 million food and drink cans end up in landfill.
  • In the UK, we fill about 300 million square metres of land with rubbish each year.
  • We produce 20 times more plastic in the UK than we did 50 years ago.

Each of the local authorities in Prosiect Gwyrdd is committed to recycling and composting as much waste as practically possible. Residents have a duty to reduce and reuse as much waste as possible so that we can all improve the environment. Waste is everyone's problem.

Wyddech chi?

  • Mae gwastraff sy'n dadelfennu heb aer yn cynhyrchu methan. Fel moleciwl, mae methan yn gallu cynhyrchu 23 gwaith yn fwy o nwyon ty gwydr nag yw carbon deuocsid.
  • Yn y DU, rhyddheir oddeutu 2.4 miliwn o dunelli o fethan bob blwyddyn. Mae allyriadau o wastraff dinesig solid mewn safleoedd tirlenwi yn 27% o'r cyfanswm cenedlaethol.
  • Cesglir methan o weithredoedd tirlenwi, ond 10% ar y mwyaf yw'r gyfradd gasglu. Rhaid cymharu hwn gwaith trin gwastraff gweddilliol lle mae'r cyfraddau casglu'n llawer uwch (gweler y tudalen dewisiadau).

Tirlenwi yw'r modd traddodiadol o ddelio gwastraff. Ni all hyn barhau ac mae'n rhaid cael hyd i ateb arall.

  • Mae un rhain o dair o'r bwyd a brynwn yn cael ei daflu yn y pen draw.
  • Yng Nghymru, rydym yn taflu 330,000 tunnell o wastraff bwyd bob blwyddyn.
  • Gwastraff organig, megis ffrwythau, llysiau a bagiau te, yw hyd at 38% o gynnwys bin arferol.
  • Cynhyrchir oddeutu 6.7 miliwn o dunelli o wastraff bwyd cartref yn flynyddol yn y DU, a gellir bod wedi bwyta'r rhan fwyaf ohono.

Mae pob un o'r awdurdodau lleol sy'n rhan o Broject Gwyrdd wedi ymrwymo at ddargyfeirio cymaint o wastraff bwyd phosibl i gael ei gompostio. Mae cyllid wedi'i glustnodi gan Lywodraeth y Cynulliad ar gyfer pob awdurdod.

  • Rydym yn taflu 28 miliwn o dunelli o sbwriel o gartrefi bob blwyddyn yn y DU. Mae hyn yn pwyso'r un faint thua tair miliwn a hanner o fysus deulawr.
  • Mae 80 miliwn o dunelli o ganiau bwyd a diod yn mynd i safleoedd tirlenwi bob dydd.
  • Yn y DU rydym yn llenwi tua 300 miliwn o fetrau sgwr o dir gyda sbwriel bob blwyddyn.
  • Rydym yn cynhyrchu 20 gwaith mwy o blastig yn y DU nag oeddem yn ei wneud hanner canrif yn l.

Mae pob un o'r awdurdodau lleol sy'n rhan o Project Gwyrdd wedi ymrwymo at ailgylchu a chompostio gymaint o wastraff ag sy'n bosibl. Mae dyletswydd ar breswylwyr i leihau ac ailddefnyddio gymaint o wastraff phosibl er mwyn i ni gyd wella'r amgylchedd. Mae gwastraff yn broblem i bawb.

Manylion Cyswllt

Prosiect Gwyrdd
Lamby Way Depot
Lamby Way
Rumney
Cardiff
CF3 2HP

Ffn: (029) 2071 7523
E-bost: GwybodaethProsiectGwyrdd@caerdydd.gov.uk

Do you want to contact us?

Prosiect Gwyrdd
Lamby Way Depot
Lamby Way
Rumney
Cardiff
CF3 2HP

Tel: (029) 2071 7523
E-mail: InfoProsiectGwyrdd@cardiff.gov.uk

Public events have been provided and the following public information was provided at these events.

Trident Park

Trident Park
(pdf 2.5mb)

Prosiect Gwyrdd

Prosiect Gwyrdd
(pdf 1.1mb)

The Waste Hierarchy

The Waste Hierarchy
(pdf 451k)

Towards Zero Waste

Towards Zero Waste
(pdf 536k)

About Energy from Waste

About Energy from Waste
(pdf 1.2mb)

A Low Carbon Solution

A Low-Carbon Solution
(pdf 1.5mb)

About Viridor

About Viridor
(pdf 6.2mb)

Community Benefits

Community Benefits
(pdf 8.9mb)