Casepak, one of the UK’s leading recycling companies, has been awarded a two year contract to process 18,000 tonnes per annum of Charnwood Borough Council’s dry recyclables at its state-of-the-art Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Leicester.
Casepak was awarded the contract following a rigorous open tender process, and scored highest points on cost and quality of service.
The contract is already in operation and will run for the next two years, with an option to extend for a further two years.
Cllr Hilary Fryer, Cabinet Member for Open Spaces and Leisure at Charnwood Borough Council, said: “I am delighted we are now working with Casepak. They are a local company and it means these materials can be processed within Leicestershire, minimising the amount of transportation involved.
“We are committed to protecting our environment for future generations and supporting the local economy so this contract delivers on both fronts.”
Casepak will provide recycling excellence to Charnwood Borough Council, and the partnership will see Casepak assist the Council to improve recycling across the Borough, as well as supplying materials data, which will detail what materials are being recycled.
Furthermore, the Council will also develop and deliver targeted information to residents in a bid to increase participation and awareness of the types of material that can be recycled.
Georgina Cullen, Business Development Director at Casepak, commented: “This partnership enables Casepak to deliver first class recycling services within Leicestershire. We operate one of the UK’s leading MRFs and our team is committed to quality. We look forward to working with Charnwood to boost recycling rates across the borough.”
Dry mixed recyclables including material from 70,000 homes in the borough will be collected by the Council’s contractor and sent to Casepak’s £21million MRF located on the Braunstone Frith Industrial Estate, Leicester. Materials include plastic bottles and tubs, newspapers, magazines, cardboard, glass and food and drinks cans.
Casepak’s MRF has the capacity to process up to 150,000 tonnes of material each year, recovering 95% of the material processed. The MRF has exceeded standards set by the Code of Practice and produces TEEP compliant outputs.