Cardiff and Value of Glamorgan Councils have shortlisted Kelda Organic Energy and Shanks Waste Management for their organic waste treatment contract.
Both companies will use anaerobic digestion to treat the material with Shanks treating it at its plant in Pontypool and Kelda at a potential plant in Cardiff.
Cardiff Council cabinet member for environment Cllr Ashley Govier said: “I’m pleased this vitally important project for Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan has reached such an important milestone. The final two bidders are of excellent calibre with solid experience in this field and have come through a rigorous procurement process.
“We are now close to selecting a sustainable organic waste solution that will transform the way we treat the food waste we all produce into energy and fertiliser while providing excellent value for money for our residents. We are working hard to ensure everyone properly recycles as much of their food waste as possible.”
Kelda Organic Energy bid director Thomas Hall said: “We are delighted to have been progressed to the next stage of this exciting project. We look forward to continuing to work the Cardiff Council Procurement Team, to deliver truly world class organic recycling facilities for Cardiff and Vale councils.”
Shanks managing director Peter Eglinton said: “Shanks is delighted to have progressed to the shortlist for the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan councils’ organics contract and remains committed to helping the authorities meet the Welsh Government’s targets for waste management through our innovative solution. We look forward to working alongside the authorities through the next stages of procurement.”