Tower Hamlets renews recycling contract with Viridor
- 13 March 2012
- Company & Industry News
Leading recycling company Viridor has been awarded a three year contract by London Borough of Tower Hamlets to sort and market mixed recyclable materials arising from households in the borough.
Viridor, part of the FTSE-250 Pennon Group plc, has already been working with Tower Hamlets over the last 4 years sorting and marketing the council’s 13,000 tonnes of recyclates at Europe’s largest and one of the most technologically-advanced Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Crayford, Kent.
Recovering glass, mixed plastics, cartons, aluminium and steel cans, mixed paper and cardboard, the renewed contract will continue helping the council improve its recycling rates and recovering more materials for reprocessing in a cost-effective way – since working with Viridor, recycling levels have increased from 13 per cent in 2008 to the current level of 29 per cent.
June Barlow, Viridor’s tender manager, welcomed the contract award. She said: “Over the years we have worked very closely with Tower Hamlets to identify ways to improve the quality and volumes of materials it collects and as such we’re delighted to be able to continue our partnership work with the authority.”
Dave Fitzgerald, Viridor operations manager for London added: “We are confident that through our Crayford facility we will be able to further help the council recover more materials for recycling. We have very strict quality protocols for incoming and outgoing materials which include an automated reporting system which can help councils identify areas where improvements can be made. In addition, last year we installed a state of the art shredder to deal with hard plastics on site, further increasing recycling levels.”
Jamie Blake, service head – Public Realm, Tower Hamlets Council, said: "We conducted a competitive tendering process to ensure we continue delivering value for money to our residents. The newly awarded contract will help us do just that. We are very pleased to appoint Viridor and looking forward to continue working together to further boost our recycling performance."
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