31 March 2021 by Robyn White

Suez and Angus council agree extension  

Suez recycling and recovery UK has agreed a 15 month extension to its dry mixed recycling contract with Angus council.

The waste from Angus will be sent to the Altens East MRF near Aberdeen, operated by Suez

The £1.1 million extension will see Suez continue to process 11,000 tonnes of the council’s recycling per year until the end of June 2022.

The waste management company has processed Angus council’s dry mixed recycling since 2019 at its Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) at Altens East, Aberdeen.

SUEZ’s regional manager, Richard Hinchcliffe said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Angus Council. This contract extension reflects the hard work that both Suez and Angus council’s operations teams have displayed since our partnership began in 2019.”

Contract wins

It follows a flurry of contract wins for the company in Scotland, with two treatment contracts having been announced with Aberdeenshire and the Highland councils in November last year (see letsrecycle.com story).

Suez also has existing contracts with Aberdeen Council and Perth and Kinross Council.

Altens East

The Altens East MRF opened in 2017 and is a £27m joint facility between Suez and Aberdeen city council.

The facility is capable of processing 20 tonnes of mixed recycling an hour, including glass, cardboard, newspaper, plastics, and metals.

According to Suez, the facility diverts 71,000 tonnes of Aberdeen’s waste from landfill every year.

‘Very best recyclers’

Angus council’s communities vice-convener, Cllr Tommy Stewart commented: “People in Angus are among the very

“Working closely with Suez has enabled Angus council to deliver a safe and effective service”

Cllr Tommy Stewart, Angus council

best recyclers in the UK. They make great use of their kerbside recycling bins and take full advantage of the award-winning changes we have made at our recycling centres that have been specifically tailored to maximise recycling opportunities. This has resulted in us having the second-top recycling rate of all Scottish local authorities.

“There have been challenges through the Coronavirus Pandemic but working closely with Suez has enabled Angus council to deliver a safe and effective service. Together we have managed to process almost 1000 tonnes of extra recyclable material due to more people working from home. We look forward to continuing that good work with Suez and to help to ensure our residents’ waste is put to good use and recycled.”

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