Update on waste treatment and landfill restoration activities at the Beddington site20 August 2020
The latest edition of the Beddington Community Newsletter has been published and posted through the letterboxes of 16,000 homes in Beddington (Sutton) and surrounding areas.
The newsletter is produced by Viridor, who operate and manage the Beddington site. Located in the borough of Sutton, close to the borders with Merton and Croydon, Beddington is a complex and fascinating site. Until recently it was home to a landfill site which is where rubbish generated by households in the four boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton was sent.
The landfill has now been replaced by a state-of-the-art Energy Recovery Facility, located in one corner of the Beddington site, where rubbish is treated and used to generate electricity and low-carbon heating and hot water supplies. The landfill site itself is being restored into a network of wildlife-friendly habitats including wet grasslands and meadowland.
The newsletter is a must-read for any residents of Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton who are interested in finding out more about what happens to their non-recyclable household rubbish and the Beddington site in general. It provides updates on:
- Construction progress on the Beddington Energy Recovery Facility – including the on-site Education Centre
- Details of the online Beddington ERF Virtual Visitor Centre
- The importance of residents putting the right thing in the right bin – ensuring that materials that could be reused or recycled don’t end up at the ERF
- The Beddington Community Benefit Fund, and how local community groups can apply for grants of up to £30,000
- The restoration of the former landfill site