The firm announced the contract this morning (November 23) that it was the preferred bidder for the council’s recycling, waste collection and household waste recycling centres.

The deal, initially for seven years, has an option to extend for a further seven and would be worth about £75m

Chief executive of May Gurney, Philip Fellowes-Prynne, said: “The council appointed us because of our commitment to working in partnership with them to deliver the Welsh Assembly Government’s waste diversion targets.

“The service solution we developed for Bridgend focuses on delivering higher recycling rates, sending less waste to disposal and includes recycling a far wider range of materials than more traditional approaches.

“The service is centred on deploying MaGos, May Gurney’s next generation kerbside sort solution, an area where we are acknowledged as market innovators.”

It will take over the work in April 2010 adding to more than 95% of May Gurney’s business, which is run by long-term contracts in the public and regulated sectors.

Luke Walsh

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