New council waste contract

Monday, 19 October 2015.

New council waste contract

CUMBRIA Waste Group has won a major new contract to collect and recycle waste from over 100 local authority-owned premises across the region.

The company will collect waste from a range of Cumbria County Council premises, including its offices, depots, residential care homes, libraries and day centres.

As part of the contract Cumbria Waste Group (CWG) has been tasked with increasing recycling of the waste generated by the authority.

The material will be taken for processing to various Cumbria Waste Group facilities and either be recycled or turned into a refuse derived fuel, which can be used to produce electricity.

John Walmesley, CWG's Collections & Recycling Director, said: "This is a significant contract involving the collection and processing of hundreds of tonnes of waste each year from county council premises across Cumbria.

"The whole emphasis is on landfill diversion and increasing the recycling of waste, so we are looking forward to working in partnership with the council to achieve these objectives."