Dozens of jobs created across two new plants
Shanks Group has spent £20 million opening two new recycling and recovery facilities in Scotland.
A material recycling facility in Blochairn, Glasgow, has created 33 jobs and can process 150,000 tonnes of waste a year.
Six jobs will also be created at an anaerobic digestion plant in Cumbernauld as part of a joint venture with Energen Biogas.
That facility will process up to 60 kilo tonnes of food waste each year and provide enough renewable energy to power more than 3,000 homes.
Ian Goodfellow, Shanks UK managing director, said: "We are continually investing in recycling and recovery technology to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and incineration.
"Scotland's vision where all waste is seen as a resource is one we are firmly aligned with and we are very pleased that with the opening of these new plants we can contribute to making a zero-waste Scotland a reality."
Robert Etherson, operations director at Energen Biogas, said: "Anaerobic digestion plants, such as this in Cumbernauld, provide a fantastic opportunity to grow the renewables industry in Scotland and improve resource efficiency.
"I believe we really are at the forefront of a revolution in sustainable waste management in Scotland where AD technology will play an increasingly large role."