The Vale of Glamorgan Council sought to increase the quality and value of its co-mingled recyclable material produced from 55,000 households within the Vale.
Following a competitive tender process, the Council chose Casepak’s solution for the three year, 12,000 tonne per annum (PA) contract, which began in April 2014 (with the option to extend for a further year).
Casepak was awarded the contract based on its focus on quality. It also offered the most economic advantages to the Vale, which allowed the Council to plan for increasing recycling performance and offer the best value service for its residents.
As part of the contract, Casepak collects and processes 12,000 tonnes PA of recyclable material including glass, aluminium and paper at its state-of-the-art Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Leicester.
Furthermore, Casepak and the Vale of Glamorgan are working within the criteria set by the revised Waste Framework Directive by:
The contract focuses on recycling excellence; Casepak ensures that material from the Vale is of high quality once it has been processed through the MRF. Furthermore, the Council aims to increase the Vale’s recycling rate over the coming years through its partnership with Casepak.
Councillor Rob Curtis, Cabinet Member for the Environment and Visible Services said: “We are very pleased to be working in partnership with Casepak over the next three to four years to achieve quality processes and increased sustainable management of recyclable materials produced within the Vale.
“I believe this partnership will prove advantageous to the Council, Vale residents and Casepak alike. Together we will be aiming to provide the best kerbside recycling service that meets all stakeholder needs.”