Middlesbrough-based waste management company Ward Recycling has secured significant contracts with Hambleton and Richmondshire Councils.
The three-year agreement will see Ward Recycling process around 8,000 tonnes of mixed dry recycling that it will collect from the local authorities’ waste transfer facility in Scorton, North Yorkshire, which will then be processed at Ward Recycling’s South Bank facility.
Following the sorting process, which accurately separates the mixed waste in to material type, Ward Recycling will identify a buyer for the final product and negotiate a deal – the proceeds raised through this sale will be divided between Ward Recycling and the councils.
When making their decision during the tendering process, both councils placed an emphasis on the quality of the final product, and after careful consideration identified that Ward Recycling was capable of delivering the best output using its modern materials recycling facility.
Manager Gareth Godwin said: “It’s always satisfying to win a tender based on the quality of your service and end product.
“Using our specialist facility that features state of the art sorting equipment we can ensure that the input is divided with greater accuracy, which improves the final value of the materials.
“This is a large contract in terms of volume and provides an excellent demonstration of our capacity, and ability to deal with significant quantities of recycling thanks to our specialist machinery, vehicle fleet and flexible workforce.”
• Pictured (above, left to right): Jennifer Lowes, Recycling Officer at Hambleton Council with Nigel Booth, Site Operations Manager at Ward Recycling and Paul Staines Head of Environment Services at Hambleton Council.