Bryson Awarded £15m arc21 Recycling Contract

Delivery of loadBryson Recycling has won a major contract worth up to £15m to continue processing recycling collected from over 250,000 households located throughout an area from just above Larne down to below Newcastle.

The local recycling company, part of the Bryson Charitable Group, Northern Ireland’s leading social enterprise, has been awarded a one year contract with possible extensions by arc21, an umbrella waste management group for councils in the east of Northern Ireland, to sort recycling materials collected in wheeled bins across six council areas.

Bryson plan to invest £250,000 in their state of the art Materials Recovery Facility in Mallusk as a result of this new contract.

Eric Randall, Director of Bryson Recycling, says: “We are delighted to have won this contract which secures the jobs of 75 staff at Bryson and demonstrates that social enterprises can deliver high quality, efficient and cost effective public services.

“We currently process 60% of the materials collected at the doorstep from Northern Ireland’s homes and look forward to continuing to help councils and residents recycle as much as possible.

“We are committed to working with local buyers and over 35% of the materials we handle are recycled in Northern Ireland, helping to support local jobs and the economy”.

Ricky Burnett, Policy & Operations Director of arc21 added, “We are very pleased to have successfully concluded this procurement which will ultimately result in more material from all six of our constituent councils being recycled”.

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