Viridor & Lewes District Council Sign New Contract

Viridor and Lewes District Council have signed a new contract which will see the Crayford Material Recycling Facility receive an estimated 7,000tpa of commingled with glass recyclate.

Simon Prior, Viridor’s Head of Local Authority Development, said: “Viridor is delighted to be working in partnership with Lewes District Council to provide an efficient and effective sorting of their commingled recyclate through our Crayford MRF, finding a market for their material through a long term and sustainable supply chain which will provide crucial environmental benefits for the communities the district council serves.”

He added the contract covered the receipt and collection of the recyclate, transport to Crayford, sorting the domestic mixed recyclate into component material and marketing these through the sustainable supply chain.

The first recyclate was received by Crayford in November.

Councillor Paul Franklin, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Waste & Recycling, said: “We are pleased to be working with Viridor for the introduction and modernisation of our new easy-to-use and simpler recycling system that will encourage residents in Lewes District to participate more in recycling.”

The council will also receive a report on quality performance – vital information which can be used to gauge and improve community recycling rates.

The contract runs through to mid-2019 with an option to extend for a further 12 months. It is also designed to allow other East Sussex councils to join with their specific arrangements.

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