Buckinghamshire Council and FCC Environment have agreed a new transfer and treatment deal for waste.
Buckinghamshire Council has signed a contract with FCC Environment to provide services for the transfer, management and treatment of green, food, bulky and wood waste with immediate effect.
The initial contract term is five years but may be extended for up to a further five years. The contract is potentially worth up to circa £26,000,000 over the life of the contract.
As one of the UK’s leading resource and waste management businesses, FCC Environment has already taken on responsibility for the bulking, transfer and treatment of food, green and wood waste, along with the receipt and shredding of bulky waste at the High Heavens Waste Complex (HHWC) and the operation and management of the HHWC. Around 70,000 tonnes of material will be handled via the contract every year.
The new contract sees most of the waste treated either in Buckinghamshire or just a few miles over the border, which means less miles travelled and less impact on the wider environment.
Bill Chapple OBE, Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change at Buckinghamshire Council, said: ‘We look forward to working together with FCC Environment to continue to improve recycling for our residents. I am really keen to see more work with the community and engaging with local people about what happens to their waste.‘
Steve Longdon, Operations Director at FCC Environment, said: ‘FCC Environment works closely with Buckinghamshire Council where we take pride in operating the Household Recycling Centre fleet as well as recovering the energy from waste that cannot be recycled at the Greatmoor Energy from Waste facility in the North of the county.
So we are delighted to have been awarded this contract, as it is a great time to be building upon our existing activities providing residents across the county with confidence that the materials they want to see recycled are indeed being professionally managed.‘
*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.