Casepak wins 9,000 tonne contract with Erewash Borough Council

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Left to right: Julie Harvey, waste and fleet manager, Erewash Borough Council; Lee Bradbury, MRF operations manager, Casepak; Nick Thurstan, head of environment and housing services, Erewash Borough Council

Leicester-based recycling and waste management company, Casepak has been awarded a contract by Erewash Borough Council to process 9,000 tonnes of co-mingled, kerbside recyclables per annum.

Casepak has processed recyclables from Erewash Borough Council since 2012 as part of a deal between the council and waste management company FCC Environmental. Under this agreement Casepak was FCC’s chosen reprocessor for Erewash’s co-mingled recycling.

According to Casepak, the new contract, which started on 1 April 2017, is a direct agreement between Erewash Borough Council and Casepak, and is expected to run until 2022 with the option to extend for a further two years.

Erewash Borough Council operates a kerbside collection service for dry mixed recycling to every household across the borough. The recycling stream is reported to comprise paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, metal and aluminium cans, drinks cartons, batteries and all grades of plastic, including cling film.

Once collected from 54,000 homes across the borough, the items are sent to Casepak’s materials recycling facility (MRF) in Braunstone Frith, Leicester. The material is then sorted, graded and processed.

Garry Hickton, lead member for environment, said: “Erewash Borough Council’s current recycling rate stands at 42% and we are hoping that, with Casepak’s help, we can improve our recycling performance over the lifetime of the contract.

The council hopes that during the contract term, additional items will be added to the recycling stream to make the service we provide to our residents even better,” added Hickton.

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