North Clyde Recycling Centre

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North Clyde Recycling Centre, Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire

Waste Infrastructure Development

Site Area:
4 ha

Project Contact
Richard Barker on 0161 629 8200
or email 

Proposed Materials Recycling Facility capable of the treatment of up to 250,000 tonnes of waste per year.


Located on the north bank of the River Clyde, the site has direct access on to the A814 and has the benefit of dock facilities.


Planning Permission Status

Planning permission was granted subject to conditions on the 5th December 2012.

Further information

Peel Environmental is proposing to develop The North Clyde Recycling Centre at the disused Rothesay Dock site in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire.

The development is capable of the management of three different steams of segregated waste food and garden waste, Comingled recyclable waste and unsegregated mixed waste.

The food and garden waste will be shredded and pulped before being fed into an Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Facility where the organic waste is rapidly broken down by bacteria and the resulting gas captured and used for generating energy. The AD plant will also produce a bio-fertiliser which will be sent to farms in the region.

The comingled recyclables, such as: glass, paper, card, plastics and metals, will be processed in a Recyclables Sorting Facility which will separate the various waste types into single categories. Once separated, the material will be baled and sold to be recycled into other products.

The unsegregated waste will be fed through a Recyclables Recovery Facility which will strip out any recyclable material which has not been separated at the disposal point – this is expected to account for around 15 per cent of the overall volume.

The remaining material left after recycling has taken place will be prepared, along with any rejected material from the other processes, into a Refuse Derived Fuel for combustion in Energy from Waste plant elsewhere.

The proposed North Clyde Recycling Centre will play a vital role in the multimillion pound regeneration planned for the area. The proposal represents an investment of at least £135m in West Dunbartonshire and will create up to 150 jobs during construction and a minimum of 40 full time positions once the centre is operational. A range of modern apprenticeships will also be made available to people in West Dunbartonshire.