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Viridor agrees new recycling contract with Ealing Council

15th June 2020

Viridor has re-won the contract for Ealing Council’s dry mixed recycling in a new five-year, £10 million contract which came into effect on 6 June. 

Viridor Commercial Director Paul Ringham said the company was extremely pleased to continue to receive Ealing’s recycling, including glass, paper, card, household plastics and aluminium cans.

The company has processed Ealing Council recycled material for the past four years and, when the council put its recycling processing out to tender, Viridor again emerged as the successful bidder.

He said: “The new contract with Ealing will see some 24,000 tonnes per annum of dry mixed recycling from Ealing’s 131,000 households processed at Viridor’s Crayford Materials Recycling Facility.

“We are looking forward to continuing our excellent relationship with Ealing and its residents, making it easier for everyone to do the right thing and improve recycling rates. Ealing continues to drive the recycling agenda forward to the benefit of the environment and its residents.

“Through Viridor’s investment in advanced recycling technology and material reprocessing facilities, we are well placed to help the council achieve its recycling targets. Residents can have confidence that their efforts at home really do make a difference to the UK’s circular economy.”

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Viridor Head of Local Authority Development, Simon Prior, said the new contract was agreed with West London Waste Authority on behalf of the London Borough of Ealing.

Mr Prior said: “Viridor will be working with the council to let residents know how they can continue the great work they have been doing to increase recycling and prevent these valuable materials from being lost to the non-recyclable waste stream.”

Councillor Mik Sabiers, Ealing Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways, said: “Ealing currently recycles more than 50% of household waste, which is the one of the best records in London.

"I’m proud of our achievements and thank residents in their ongoing efforts as we look to create an even more sustainable and environmentally-friendly borough.

"I am glad we are continuing our partnership with Viridor as we look to improve our recycling rates even further in the future.”

Viridor’s Crayford Materials Recycling Plant receives 300,000 tonnes of co-mingled recyclate from 29 local authorities each year.

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