Sita, BSR eye landfill solar sites

Recycling and waste management firm Sita UK and British Solar Renewables (BSR) have signed a deal that could turn landfill sites into solar plants.

Sita UK invited several solar specialists to tender for exclusive rights to pursue projects on a proportion of its landfill estate and chose BSR as its partner.

Somerset-based BSR will now shortlist a number of sites that it considers to be suitable for solar development.

Any future planning applications will be pursued directly by BSR, with Sita UK remaining responsible for aftercare of the landfill operation.