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Casepak secures 64,000 tonne recycling contract with Leicestershire County Council

Leicester-based recycling and waste management firm Casepak has been awarded a contract by Leicestershire County Council to process up to 64,000 tonnes per annum of dry mixed recyclables.  Leicestershire County Council put the contract to process the county’s dry recyclables out to tender following the Cabinet’s decision to pass its ‘Dry Recycling Credit Saving Strategy’, which sought ways to reduce the County Council’s expenditure on recycling credits.   Casepak already has existing contracts in place with several Leicestershire waste collection authorities, which will continue to be covered under the terms of the new contract so the transition is expected to be smooth.  The company currently processes a combined 38,000 tonnes per annum of recyclable materials from Blaby District Council, Charnwood Borough Council and Harborough District Council at its Materials Recycling Facility (MRF).   Casepak also manages an additional 6,000 tonnes per annum from Recycling and Household Waste Sites in Leicestershire at its Collections and Processing Facility in Enderby.  In addition, the new...Read More >

Waste crime: If a deal sounds too good to be true, then it probably is

Waste crime costs the waste industry and taxpayers £604 million a year, according to a report by the Environment Services Association Educational Trust (ESAET) and Environmental Services Association (ESA). Read more

Casepak pass their latest MRF Code audit!

We recently had our Environment Agency MRF Code audit at Casepak, and passed with flying colours! Read more

Should primary school children learn about sustainability? Yes, they should!

A new study commissioned as part of Bristol’s year as the European Green Capital, asked 316 primary school teachers whether they believe their pupils should learn about the effects of climate change. As many as 92 per cent said they should, but 73 per cent believe they do not currently have the right resources to teach about sustainability in the classroom. Read more

Celebrating a quarter of a century of service

Last week one of our employees, Wayne Macken celebrated 25 years of loyal service at Casepak. Read more

Blaby village gets set to recognise its stars

For the eleventh year, one of Casepak’s partner councils, Blaby District is holding its Outstanding Achievement Awards. This year the awards take place on Thursday 1st October and Casepak is proud to be the main sponsor. Read more

New year … new ‘King George’ baler

This year has got off to a good start for Casepak with the upgrade of equipment at our Collections & Processing site in Enderby.

I am dreaming of a resourceful Christmas

During Christmas, the majority of UK households generate more waste than usual. A lot of this material can be recycled and turned into a valuable resource. Read more

Honouring Blaby’s community champions

Earlier this month we celebrated local community champions at the Blaby Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Marriott Hotel in Leicester. Read more

We’re investing in team Casepak

Here at Casepak we believe that staff development is one of the most important factors in operating a successful recycling and waste management business and we would like to congratulate our staff on their training success. Read more

Blaby Outstanding Achievement Awards 2014

The 2014 Blaby District Council Outstanding Achievement Awards will be held on Thursday 2nd October 2014 at the Marriot Hotel in Leicester. Read more

Recycling and recovery sector is on the up

The UK Treasury has forecast growth of 3.1% for the waste management sector, and 4% in the recycling and recovery sector for 2013/2014 – positive news for our industry. Read more

Glass recycling targets and PRNs

Last month DEFRA announced that it would reduce the glass packaging recycling target from 81% to 75%, with the new lower target effective for the 2014 reporting period. Read more

What does the MRF Code of Practice mean for you?

It’s been a long time in the making, but from October 2014 MRF operators processing more than 1,000 tonnes of dry mixed recyclables a year will have to comply with the MRF Code of Practice for England and Wales. Read more

Can we sort quality?

It would seem that we have been debating the quality of materials collected through UK recycling schemes for many years. Read more

Discussing the future of UK MRFs

Last Thursday the Casepak MRF played proud host to Envirolink’s conference which explored the role and future of UK MRFs. Read more

The Five Step Approach to Improved Recycling Conference hits the right notes

June was a busy month for all of us here at the MRF. On Wednesday 27th June we held ‘The Five Step Approach to Improved Recycling Performance’ Conference which was attended by those responsible for recycling initiatives and performance. Read more

A Five Step Approach to Improved Recycling Performance

In June we will be using our state-of-the-art MRF to host a conference for local authorities to share best practice knowledge and discuss methods to improve recycling performance. Read more

We’re over the moon!

We attended the Leicestershire Business Awards 2012 as finalists in the ‘Innovation’ and ‘Investing in Leicestershire’ categories and were delighted to win the ‘Investing’ award. Read more

Assessing the MRF Code

The announcement that DEFRA is on track with 90% of actions resulting from the June 2011 review of Waste Policy is good news. Not least because it signals that the implementation of the proposed MRF Code of Conduct is getting closer to becoming a reality. Read more

Second shift at the MRF

In the last couple of weeks the amount of material being processed at the Casepak MRF has increased significantly. So much so, in fact, that we’ve now brought our second shift on stream, adding 40 new employees to the team. Read more

Testing, testing

It’s a busy week here at the Casepak Materials Recycling Facility as we prepare for our final performance tests next week. Read more