Plans for a new incinerator in Cardiff have been announced. The plant will burn the waste that can't be re-cycled from across a large part of south east wales
Rubbish from Monmouth to Caerphilly and the Vale of Glamorgan could be brought to a site now being built on the eastern side of the city, as Nicola Hendy reports.
A site in Cardiff has been recommended as the preferred place for five councils in south east Wales to dispose of their non recyclable rubbish.
The waste will be sent to an incinerator in the Splott area of the city.
The 25 year contract will cost the councils around £440m, with the Welsh Government paying 25% of the cost.
The contract would begin on April 1st 2016.
The recommendation will now go to councils for approval.
The location of new incinerator for South Wales will be decided today.
The two sites being considered are Llanwern in Newport or Splott in Cardiff.
The two proposed sites for a new incinerator have attracted opposition from local groups concerned about the impact on the environment.
Cardiff Against the Incinerator and Stop Newport Incinerator say that a better solution to domestic waste would be to increase recycling targets.
The two bidders, Veolia and Viridor, say that the plans represent a major investment and electricity generated by the incinerator will help power local homes and businesses.
A decision is due today on where to site a planned incinerator for south Wales.
There are two companies in the running. Veolia have a bid in for the Llanwern steel site and Viridor are bidding to build a facility in the Splott area of Cardiff.