Kent County Council has awarded Veolia, the UK’s leading resource manager, a five year contract for the treatment of 11,000 tonnes per year of municipal bulky waste in the drive to divert more waste from landfill.
Worth £8 million, the contract will divert materials previously sent to landfill to the Hersden Refuse Derived Fuel plant for treatment, and then transferred to energy from waste facilities to be converted into renewable energy.
The contract begins on 1st July 2016 and includes the processing of bulky waste from Canterbury City Council and Thanet District Council.
Gavin Graveson, Chief Operating Officer Public and Commercial, Veolia UK said: “This new contract further increases our presence in Kent and will deliver cost savings to the Council as well as environmental benefits in diverting a waste stream historically disposed to landfill.
“By introducing this service, using the latest technology and working closely with council, we are well placed to achieve the new diversion targets and replenish more precious resources.”