Leicester-based waste management and recycling firm, Casepak has won a tender to process circa 10,000 tonnes of mixed material from Tewkesbury Borough Council.
The new three-year contract will see dry, mixed recyclables collected from homes and businesses in Walsall before being sent to Casepak’s 165,000 tonne capacity Materials Recycling Facility (MRF).
The material will comprise paper, cardboard, plastics, cartons, glass and metals.
Georgina Cullen, Casepak’s Business Development Director, said: “We are delighted to be working with Tewkesbury Borough Council. At present, the council’s recycling rate stands at 51%, and we are going to work with them very closely to help boost this figure.
“Casepak will assist Tewkesbury Borough Council to improve the volume of high-quality material that is collected for recycling, and reduce the amount of contaminated items entering the recycling stream. We will also be supporting the Council with a range of initiatives, including assisting with communications to help residents improve recycling practices.”
Peter Tonge, Head of Community Services at Tewkesbury Borough Council, said: “We are delighted that we will be working in partnership with Casepak, one of the UK’s leading recycling and waste management companies.
“In line with the council’s commitment to providing a recycling service that is easy for residents to use, householders will be able to carry on placing all their recyclable materials together in their blue bin, without the need for sorting. Casepak’s MRF will sort our mixed recycling efficiently and effectively, which will help us to achieve an increase in our recycling rate.”
The dry, mixed material will be collected from a transfer station before being taken to Casepak’s MRF on the Braunstone Frith Industrial Estate in Leicestershire to be processed.
Casepak secured the new contract after a competitive tender process. The three-year contract commenced on 29 March 2021 and includes an option to extend for a further four years.