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Cardiff extends waste collection contract with Casepak

Cardiff County Council has extended its waste processing contract with Casepak by a further year, with an option to extend it by another year. Under the new contract, Casepak will process 7,000 tonnes of loose material and 5,000 tonnes of baled materials annually.

All materials will be collected by Cardiff County Council’s kerbside collection service and will be sent to Casepak’s Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Leicester, where they will be sorted into separate waste streams and subsequently supplied to reprocessors.

The new contract is an extension to a previous contract between Casepak and Cardiff County Council. Casepak has been working with the council for more than three years and is delighted to continue this partnership.

Ben Maizey, Contracts Manager at Cardiff County Council, said: “We have decided to extend our contract with Casepak as they offer the best value in price and service. Previous experience working with Casepak proved they are able to provide invaluable reporting and support in improving our services.”

Cardiff County Council operates a commingled collection which enables households to recycle items including paper, cardboard, plastics, food and drink cans and glass. The council collects from more than 170,000 households and has a recycling rate of 52%.

“With Casepak’s guidance, we are able to maintain these levels,” said Ben. “They have been open and supportive throughout our time working together and helped us to meet our statutory responsibilities in terms of waste data flow.”

Casepak’s Business Development Director, Georgina Cullen said: “I am delighted that Cardiff County Council has extended their contract with Casepak.
“The MRF is a competitive, efficient and effective solution for local authorities seeking to increase and improve their household recycling rate. It shows that a well-run MRF can make a real difference.”

All materials will be sent to Casepak’s MRF, which has the capacity to process up to 150,000 tonnes of material a year, recovering 95% of the material processed.