Dumfries and Galloway Council has announced that it is in positive discussions with Renewi over its efforts to exit its loss-making PFI contract. The company was contracted to process around 95,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste in the council area, located in south-west Scotland, in 2004. The 15-year GBP270 million (US$350 million) contract also included the operation and restoration of landfill sites and civic amenity sites.
However, in March this year Renewi announced its intention to exit the contract. After a lack of progress in talks with the council, the company threatened to suspend services at the eleven recycling centres covered by its contract on 3 August. The council's statement details that the alleged positive discussions have resulted in confirmation that the facilities will continue to operate as normal.