North Lanarkshire recycling contract win
05th November 2014
Viridor confirmed that it has secured a major contract with North Lanarkshire Council to transform the county’s ‘blue bin’ domestic co-mingled recycling service. The award, to recycle circa 30,000 tonnes per year of plastic, paper, card and cans from 130,000 homes and 250 ‘node points’, will secure eighteen jobs at the firm’s Bargeddie materials recycling facility, North Lanarkshire and boost recycling performance across the council area.
The contract, secured for two years with options for extension, retains the material at the Viridor hub which employs 150 staff – 92% of which are Lanarkshire residents. Offering seven day processing, the facility, opened by the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead MSP in 2009, uses state-of-the-art technology to enhance recycling by focusing on quality outputs. The material, combined with recycling from South Lanarkshire, Midlothian, Aberdeenshire and Highland, is tagged and sent for further processing at Viridor’s network facilities before re-entering the secondary raw materials marketplace.
Mr. Steven Don, Scottish Regional Manager for Viridor, said;
“With a firm focus on giving the world’s resources new life, this latest partnership between Viridor and North Lanarkshire Council is great news. Great news for the county, for the council, and communities both in relation to enhanced recycling and an associated package of community benefits including our flagship education partnership.
“The announcement further develops Viridor’s investment in North Lanarkshire – from our Bargeddie recycling hub and our Scottish Regional HQ at EuroCentral, to our latest £25m investment in the UK’s most advanced glass recycling facility at Newhouse. That investment, including a £2.8m spend in the immediate area each year, will continue to position Lanarkshire as a prime location for next generation green infrastructure.”
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