UP to 60 jobs are set to be created in Aberdeen by waste management firm Biffa in preparation for the deposit return scheme.
As the scheme’s official logistics provider, Biffa has invested £7.7 million into the transformation of a former engineering depot on the Badentoy Industrial Estate in Aberdeen into a new recycling centre.
The Portlethen site will form part of a network of Biffa-run facilities, according to the firm, that will count, sort and bale billions of drinks containers collected through the scheme.
About 60 jobs, including multi-skilled operatives, drivers, administrators, supervisors and managers, are to be created from the new recycling centre.
Gavin Money, Biffa’s DRS operations director, said: “Working closely with the scheme administrator, Circularity Scotland, we’re progressing well with the exciting and ambitious plans for the launch of DRS in Scotland, which will see new recycling infrastructure developed across the country.
“Aberdeen will play a key role as a regional collection and counting hub, handling some of the billions of plastic, glass and metal drinks containers collected each year from across Scotland.”