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3bn deal to make fuel from waste
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The 3bn deal will turn rubbish into fuel to generate electricity
A multi-billion pound deal has been announced to recycle waste across Greater Manchester and turn it into fuel which will generate electricity.

The 3bn contract, which will run for 25 years, was revealed by the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) on Friday.

New waste plants, with higher recycling rates, will biologically treat the rubbish and turn it into fuel.

Greater Manchester generates 1.4 million tonnes of waste each year.

GMWDA's preferred bidder for the contract is Viridor Waste Management and Laing Roads.

Councillor Neil Swannick, who chairs the authority, said: "We expect them to build new facilities and develop the best that the market can offer for waste.

"We will move from facilities which are 20 years old to the best that you will find anywhere in the world."


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