Viridor Secures Contract For NHS Trusts In Devon

Viridor has announced that following a competitive tendering process it has secured a five-year contract to process and treat the waste and recycling for three NHS Trusts in Devon. 

The work will cover 60 NHS sites across Devon, including Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS Trust, South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

Peter Schofield, South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – “We are looking forward to working with Viridor who have already demonstrated potential mechanisms for increasing the amount of waste that the Trusts can recycle and I am confident they will deliver enhanced performance and value for money throughout the life of the contract”

Within the contract Viridor will be recycling plastic, paper and cardboard, tins, food waste, glass, green waste, wood and construction materials as well as collecting residual waste.

Peter Schofield, South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Environmental Services Manager said: “We are looking forward to working with Viridor who have already demonstrated potential mechanisms for increasing the amount of waste that the Trusts can recycle and I am confident they will deliver enhanced performance and value for money throughout the life of the contract.”

Mark Woods, Regional Director at Viridor said: “Our depots in Plymouth, Newton Abbot, Barnstaple and Taunton will all be working to support this partnership and ensure the three Devon NHS Trusts receive an efficient and cost effective service.”

South Lanarkshire

Viridor also confirmed that it has retained an important contract with Scotland’s fifth largest local authority to transform waste across council offices and depots, schools, libraries, day care and community centres.

The award by South Lanarkshire Council, to ensure the authority’s estate meets ambitions resource and recycling objectives defined by the Waste (Scotland) Regulations, will see the company provide essential mixed recycling, food and residual waste services to some 355 premises.

The contract, secured for four years with options for extension, retains the service which Viridor has provided since 2001 and directly safeguards some 20 local jobs in addition to supporting the employment of 150 staff at Viridor facilities across Lanarkshire (where 92% of staff are Lanarkshire residents).

Steven Don, Scottish Regional Manager for Viridor, said: “With a firm focus on giving the world’s resources new life, the reconfirmation of this important partnership between Viridor and South Lanarkshire Council is great news.  Not only will it transform waste across the authority’s estate, it will ensure that 355 council offices and depots, schools, libraries, day care and community centres meet the requirements of the Scottish Government’s ambitious zero waste agenda.

“Our offer to the council was one based on value, service, compliance, continued investment in Lanarkshire and associated community benefits.  We look forward to continuing to transform waste for South Lanarkshire in the time ahead.”


 

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