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Vale of Glamorgan awards Casepak with three year contract

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has awarded Casepak with a three year contract for the processing of co-mingled materials within the Vale.

The 12,000 tonnes per annum contract started in April 2014 and runs for three years. After this time there is an option to extend the contract for a further year (to 2018).

The Council chose Casepak’s solution based on the company’s focus on quality during the competitive tender process. Furthermore, Casepak’s solution offered the most economical advantages that allowed the Council to plan for increasing recycling performance and provide the best value service for its residents.

Material collected from the kerbside of circa 55,000 households in the Vale of Glamorgan will be transported to Casepak’s Materials Recycling Facility (MRF).

Commenting on the partnership with Casepak, Councillor Rob Curtis, Cabinet Member for the Environment and Visible Services, stated: “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.”

Mark Smith, Casepak’s Joint-Managing Director, said: “We look forward to working with the Vale of Glamorgan for many years to come, helping the Vale to increase recycling and become a more sustainable region.”

Casepak will be working within the criteria set by the revised Waste Framework Directive by maximising waste prevention with increased recycling, better use of resources and the development of services that protect the environment and promote more sustainable healthy lifestyles for the whole community. This contract will focus on recycling excellence, ensuring that material from the Vale of Glamorgan is of high quality once it has been passed through the MRF.

The process being provided by Casepak will achieve a minimum 93% recycling rate for all kerbside collected material produced within the Vale, with an objective to improve this figure to more than 95% over the next three to four years.

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.