In brief: municipal waste contract news

Two local authority waste collection and management deals have been finalised this week with Yorwaste and enVar - one in the north of England and one in the south.

Yorwaste has secured a three-year deal to collect, process and sell recyclable material on behalf of four local authorities in North Yorkshire.

The contract was procured by the four councils via the York & North Yorkshire Waste Partnership, which is made up of nine authorities in total.

Yorwaste will receive around 27,000 tonnes of material per annum which will be processed at its MRFs in Catterick, Scarborough and York. Some fibre products will be delivered direct to UPM Kymmene at Shotton, North Wales.

It is estimated the agreement will generate £3m in extra income for the four councils.

Meanwhile enVar has teamed up with Bedford Borough Council to manage organic waste through its composting facilities.

The contract will run initially for five years and enVar expects to recycle 14,000 tonnes of material each year. The compost will be produced to PAS100 specification and sold onto the retail and commercial sectors.

The deal is expected to deliver savings of £100,000 per year for the council and assist in its aim to increase recycling rates to 60% by 2020.

In addition enVar will work with the council to provide composts for distribution into community based schemes.

Maxine Perella

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