Erewash Borough Council has awarded the contract for processing the recyclable waste collected from households to waste management company Casepak. The Leicester-based company has dealt with the borough’s recyclables since 2012 as part of a deal between the council and waste company FCC Environmental, under which Casepak was FCC’s chosen recycling re-processor. The new contract, which started on 1st April this year, is a direct agreement between the council and Casepak that will run until 2022, with the option to extend for a further two years.
Casepak will process around 9,000 tonnes of recyclable waste per year collected from 54,000 homes across Erewash. The waste will be sorted, graded and processed using the latest technology at Casepak’s Material Recycling Facility (MRF) in Braunstone Frith, Leicester. Councillor Garry Hickton, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, says:
“Our recycling rate currently stands at 42% and we are hoping that, with Casepak’s help, we can further improve our recycling performance. It is thanks to Casepak’s cutting edge technology that Erewash residents can recycle a wide range of items and that recyclables can be collected all together – without the need for residents having to separate certain items.”
The council hopes that during the contract term, additional items will be added to the list of waste that can be recycled to make the service even better for residents in the borough.