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Daldowie Fuel Plant, Uddingston

Daldowie fuel plant is located south of the M74 within the Daldowie area. The plant produces biomass pellets from sewage sludge generated by wastewater treatment processes across the Greater Glasgow area. The site is authorised, regulated and inspected by SEPA and operates within the terms of a permit granted under the Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2012.

Latest update

Odour complaints and action

Date published: 21 May 2024

SEPA has received a small number of complaints relating to odour and a few relating to noise in 2024.

We continue to undertake site inspections and actively monitor odours in the area.

The programme of work to capture emissions from the dryer hall was completed in December 2023 as planned.

SEPA will take any necessary action should this work fail to achieve the expected level of improvement.

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What we have done

SEPA have taken action since 2018 to secure compliance with authorisation conditions. This led to a phased programme of improvements, including a £2.1M investment in new odour abatement in 2020, and the conclusion of the dryer hall odour capture project in 2023.

We continue to undertake on and off-site inspections of the site, alongside regular engagement with the operator which includes weekly and monthly reports submitted to SEPA by the operator.

Need to report an odour?

The Daldowie area contains several potential odour sources, including Scottish Water's Daldowie waste water treatment works and Patersons of Greenoakhill landfill. Therefore, what you are experiencing may not be Daldowie Fuel Plant.

If you are impacted by a sewage odour (including from farm spreading), contact your Local Authority.

When you report an odour to SEPA it is helpful if you can be as descriptive as possible. Potential odours from Daldowie Fuel Plant can range from:

  • burning faeces
  • smelly waste water (rotten cabbage, like a drain)
  • burnt matches

Potential odours from Patersons of Greenoakhill landfill can range from:

  • like a general waste bin
  • gas e.g. rotten egg type odours which can be associated with landfills
  • rotten vegetables/ food
  • landfill gas

If you report an odour to us, we will only make further contact where necessary. In most cases you will not receive any further update from us with respect to the event you report.