Leicester-based waste management company Casepak has won a contract to process 10,000 tonnes per year of dry, mixed recycling from Tewkesbury borough council.
The three-year contract will see dry, mixed recyclables collected from homes and businesses in Walsall before being sent to Casepak’s, Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) on the Braunstone Frith Industrial Estate in Leicestershire, which has the capacity to treat 165,000 tonnes per year.
The three-year contract commenced on 29 March 2021 and includes an option to extend for a further four years. It was valued at around £7.6 million.
Casepak said that it secured the new contract after a “competitive tender process”.
Peter Tonge, head of community services at Tewkesbury borough council, said: “We are delighted that we will be working in partnership with Casepak, one of the UK’s leading recycling and waste management companies.”
“In line with the council’s commitment to providing a recycling service that is easy for residents to use, householders will be able to carry on placing all their recyclable materials together in their blue bin, without the need for sorting. Casepak’s MRF will sort our mixed recycling efficiently and effectively, which will help us to achieve an increase in our recycling rate.”
Below is a video from Casepak on how the MRF works.
Georgina Cullen, Casepak’s business development director, said: “We are delighted to be working with Tewkesbury Borough Council. At present, the council’s recycling rate stands at 51%, and we are going to work with them very closely to help boost this figure.”
“Casepak will assist Tewkesbury borough council to improve the volume of high-quality material that is collected for recycling, and reduce the amount of contaminated items entering the recycling stream. We will also be supporting the Council with a range of initiatives, including assisting with communications to help residents improve recycling practices.