Re-Gen Waste wins Welsh processing deal  

Northern Ireland-based Re-Gen Waste has won its first Welsh contract, after being awarded a £3 million deal to process dry recyclables for Ceredigion county council.

Re-Gen will process the recyclables at its Newry site, with newly installed auto sort units

Under the contract, the duration of which hasn’t been disclosed, recyclables from the council will be sent to Re-gen’s materials recycling facility (MRF) in Newry, Northern Ireland, where it will be processed.

Previously, the county’s dry recyclables went to a MRF in Carmarthen operated by CWM Environmental.

Ceredigion county council is based on the west coast, around 75 miles north of Swansea.

‘Best value’

Joseph Doherty, managing director of Re-Gen Waste said: “This is our first Welsh Contract win and we are absolutely delighted to be able to help Ceredigion county council meet and exceed their recycling targets.

“Our recent multi-million pound investment in ten of the latest generation TOMRA AUTOSORT units, will boost sorting performance, optimise output quality and maximise our customers recycling rates.

“Councils are zoning in on the cost of their waste and recycling service and choose to work with us in order to achieve best value. They are finding that residents prefer household friendly co-mingling schemes as opposed to pre-sort schemes and that working with advanced MRF’s like Re-Gen, can significantly improve their recycling performance.”

Newry

Re-gen’s Newry MRF is in operation 24 hours a day and processes more than 180,000 tonnes of comingled waste annually.

Ten TOMRA AUTOSORT units were recently installed at the facility as part of a £4 investment in sensor based technology.

The units aim to increase the quantity of fibre and paper materials and will boost the output of plastic fractions, enabling the company to move from its current mixed plastics output to more “refined, higher purity single stream plastics fractions”.

Council

Ceredigion county council recorded a recycling, composting and preparation for re-use rate of 72% in 2019/20, compared to a statutory target of 64%.

It operates a weekly collection for commingled mixed paper, cardboard, tins and cans, cartons and plastic. It also runs a separate weekly food waste service.

Glass and residual waste are collected every three weeks.

 

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