Biffa is managing the waste from a number of MOD sites on the south coast of England following the award of a prestigious three-year contract.
Awarded the contract in partnership with Compass, the world’s largest contract caterer, Biffa has been serving the 10 Establishments since spring 2013.
Biffa is delivering a zero waste to landfill strategy, with increased recycling across all sites. The major contract is being managed from Biffa’s Southampton and Newton Abbott offices.
Commenting on the news, business development manager Mick Fairless said, “Everyone at Biffa is thrilled to have been awarded top marks by the MOD to divert 100 percent waste from landfill from all of the south coast bases.”
Mick Fairless, Biffa – “Projects such as this are vital to ensure we significantly reduce the amount of waste we put into landfill in the UK, whilst contributing to reducing climate change and producing renewable and reliable energy”
As well as key Defence sites at Marchwood, Southwick Park, Poole and Gosport, Biffa is managing waste from the Institute of Naval Medicine and Royal Navy training establishments HMS Collingwood, HMS Raleigh, HMS Excellent, HMS Sultan and BRNC Dartmouth.
Managing all dry mixed recyclables, as well as source-separated food waste, clinical, glass, metal, wood and all general waste arising from the sites, Biffa is supporting the MOD in increasing the amount of waste recycled and ensuring that any residual waste is diverted from landfill by converting it into refuse-derived fuel.
Fairless concluded, “Projects such as this are vital to ensure we significantly reduce the amount of waste we put into landfill in the UK, whilst contributing to reducing climate change and producing renewable and reliable energy.
“Through its appointment of Biffa, the MOD will be leading the way in ensuring the sustainable management of its waste.”