Boden and Suez secure £3m Lancashire wood contract

Boden & Davies and Suez have been named as the successful contractors for the collection and treatment of wood waste from Lancashire council.

The contract is for the collection and treatment of waste wood (picture: Shutterstock)

Split over three lots, the first two were awarded to Suez and were worth £1.4 million over four years. This covers the south and north regions of Lancashire.

The third lot, was valued at £1.2 million over four years covers wood waste arising from the remainder of the region.

The contract covers wood arising from the council’s waste facilities including recycling centres, transfer stations and other waste infrastructure.

This also covers “additional journeys where required; and the receipt, weighing, acceptance, and treatment of the waste wood at an appropriately licensed and permitted provider facility(ies)/treatment facility(ies)”.


Boden & Davies Ltd was established in 1961 by Geoff Boden. The company operates from its headquarters in Manchester where it operates “a wood collection and recycling service for all types of industries from small independent manufacturers, to large scale waste transfer stations”.


Suez runs a nationwide wood recycling service, and has been working with the council for a number of years.

Martin Cracknell, principal commercial manager – North, at Suez recycling and recovery UK, said: “We are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with Lancashire county council. Our collection services direct from the HWRCs and local wood processing facility, combined with our well-established off take partnership, means Suez is well placed to offer Lancashire a reliable solution for the county’s non-recyclable waste wood, putting it to good use to produce renewable energy for the grid.”


A spokesman for Lancashire county council told letsrecycle.com: “We have recently awarded framework agreements to two providers following the open procedure tendering process for the collection, transportation, weighing and processing of waste wood deposited by householders at household waste recycling centres across Lancashire.

“The waste wood will be collected by the providers and transported to the provider facility for processing. The combined value of the framework agreements is £3m across four years.”

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