UPM innovation delivers cost savings partnership to Cherwell and South Northamptonshire District Councils
- 18 April 2012
- Company & Industry News
UPM has been awarded a new 22,000 tonnes per annum joint recycling processing contract for Cherwell and South Northamptonshire District Councils.
UPM was chosen for its ability to provide a comprehensive approach to recycling as well as high quality recovery and purity rates at its state of the art Materials Recovery and Recycling Facility (MRRF). The contract will add to the existing volumes generated by Cheshire East, Denbighshire, Rochford and Warrington Councils who currently supply UPM's MRRF at Shotton in North Wales. The landmark deal will deliver significant combined revenue to the Councils over the life of the new contract; providing real improvement compared with the previous arrangements.
Robbie Warden, National Sourcing Manager for UPM commented on the award: "UPM is delighted to be appointed for this contract. It is further testament to our recycling capability and recent investments in comingled recycling. We look forward to working with both Councils."
Councillor James Macnamara, Cherwell's lead member for environment, said: "Recyclable materials have a clear resale value, meaning this new contract will reward the effort residents in the district put into recycling.
"The fact that we have been able to secure this for at least the next three years brings some welcome stability for the service."
Councillor Dermot Bambridge, SNDC's portfolio holder for environment and waste management, said: "I hope residents in the district recognise the potential power of this new contract.
"Every item they manage to recycle will directly benefit residents by helping keep their council tax down through return of income from their recycling."
Efficient UPM supply chain operations also ensure reduced transportation to the mill. The contract commenced in February.