8 November 2017 by Elizabeth Slow

Bryson renews Lisburn & Castlereagh contract

Bryson Recycling has announced it has won a further contract to continue delivering doorstep recycling services to over 14,500 households for an authority to the south of Belfast.

The recycling company, part of the Bryson Charitable Group – a Northern Ireland social enterprise – has been awarded a one year contract with Lisburn & Castlereagh city council.

(l-r) Heather Moore, director of environmental services at Lisburn and Castlereagh council, Alderman Tommy Jeffers, chairman of the council’s environmental services committee and Eric Randall, director at Bryson Recycling

As part of the contract, which has an option for two years extension, Bryson will continue to provide households with a weekly collection of a range of materials.

Co-mingled

According to Bryson, the company processes recycling collected from 60% of Northern Ireland homes, as well as managing six recycling centres in Donegal and two in Wales.

The company collects materials co-mingled in wheeled bins from six council areas, including: Antrim and Newtownabbey borough council, Ards and North Down borough council, Belfast city council, Lisburn & Castlereagh city council, Mid and East Antrim borough council and Newry city, Mourne and Down district council.

The recyclables will be sent to Bryson’s materials recovery facility (MRF) in Newtonabbey which is used to sort materials collected from these councils.

‘Delighted’

Commenting on the contract win, Eric Randall, director of Bryson Recycling, said: “We are delighted to have won this contract. We currently process around 60% of all materials collected at the doorstep in Northern Ireland and look forward to continuing to deliver a high quality service that not only helps residents recycle as much as possible but also helps the local environment, economy and community.

“We are committed to working with local buyers and over 35% of the materials we collect are recycled in Northern Ireland, helping to support local jobs and the economy. Our services also provide excellent value for money for councils, and these savings are then passed on the ratepayer”.

Bryson processes recyclables on behalf of local authorities at its MRF in Newtonabbey

Alderman Tommy Jeffers, chairman of the council’s environmental services committee added: “For over 14 years Bryson Recycling has been working in the Castlereagh area to collect household recycling from our residents.

“The council is pleased to see this contract continue and looks forward to working in partnership with them to provide residents with a quality kerbside recycling service, which will deliver measurable environmental benefits.”

Contract

In 2016, Bryson Recycling was awarded a contract worth up to £15 million for the processing of dry recyclables from six council areas in Northern Ireland, including the Lisburn and Castlereagh city council area. (see letsrecycle.com story)

As a result of the original contract, Bryson Recycling announced plans to invest an additional £250,000 in its MRF.


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