Recycling? It stinks, say local workers

14/05/13. John Devlin. CUMBERNAULD.  Energen Biogas, Dunns Wood Road, Wardpark South Industrial Estate G67 3EN. Exterior shot of firm, landscape and upright please, for business story. JM
14/05/13. John Devlin. CUMBERNAULD. Energen Biogas, Dunns Wood Road, Wardpark South Industrial Estate G67 3EN. Exterior shot of firm, landscape and upright please, for business story. JM

WORKERS at a Cumbernauld industrial estate are sick and fed up of foul odours emanating from a nearby recycling facility.

The Energen Biogas plant recycling plant in Wardpark Industrial Estate converts most of the food waste collected in North Lanarkshire Council and turns it into fuel for renewable energy. However this has unfortunate consequences for workers at neighbouring businesses.

Mark Breingan is operations director for shipping agency Searoute International, based in nearby Dunnswood House. He told the News how the smell - described as having a “sewage-like” quality, had affected him and his 14 coworkers.

“We can’t open the windows which has been really hard in the hot weather we’ve had lately. Also people can’t go out for fresh air because the smell is so bad. It’s something that visitors notice too, it’s so bad that we tend not to hold meetings with our clients at the office, we go to them whenever possible.”

For full story, see this week’s Cumbernauld News or Kilsyth Chronicle dated Wednesday, july 31.