Casepak has won a tender to process circa 24,000 tonnes of mixed material from Walsall 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, plastic, clean foil and glass.
Georgina Cullen, Casepak’s Business Development Director, said: “We have worked closely with Walsall Council since 2011, and we are delighted to secure this new contract which is a testament to the strong relationship we’ve built up over the years.
“Our team has been supporting Walsall to improve recycling and reduce contamination by increasing awareness about how to ‘recycle right’. We will continue to deliver this service and collaborate with the council.”
Councillor Oliver Butler, Portfolio Holder for Clean and Green at Walsall Council said: “At a time when recycling is front and centre, it is essential that we are supported by a company that knows exactly what we need to achieve a continued increase in recycling rates across the borough.
“Casepak presented a comprehensive and sound solution to process materials collected from around 105,000 properties in Walsall. We look forward to continuing our work with Casepak to improve recycling volumes and quality.”
The dry, mixed material will be collected from a transfer station before being taken to Casepak’s MRF on the Braunstone Frith Industrial Estate to be processed.
Casepak secured the new contract after a competitive tender process. The three-year contract began in October 2019 and includes an option to extend for up to two years in total.
For more information on what can and can’t be recycled in Walsall recycling bins please visit https://go.walsall.gov.uk/bins/what_goes_in_your_bins
Picture caption – L-R: John Hurley; Lee Bradbury (Operations Manager MRF); Professor Rashid Gatrad, OBE DL; Councillor Paul Bott, Mayor of Walsall.