Casepak handed Cherwell and South Northamptonshire recycling contract
Recycling and waste management firm Casepak has won the contract to process 20,000 tonnes of recycling per annum by Cherwell District and South Northamptonshire Council (SNC), the company announced today (19 January).
The family-run firm based in Braunstone Frith - started in 1973 as a second-hand carton business - has been awarded the two-year contract by both authorities, who share their waste and recycling services.
The company is expected to process dry and mixed recycling, with the district of Cherwell operating a kerbside collection of mixed material from 62,000 homes and SNC collecting mixed recyclables from 38,000 homes in its area.
The material will be sent to Casepak's materials recycling facility (MRF) in Leicester. Glass jars and bottles will also be collected and sent to the MRF as part of South Northamptonshire's kerbside collection.
Georgina Cullen, Casepak's Business Development Director, said: "This new contract will play a huge part in boosting recycling rates for each authority, and we will work closely with them to help educate residents about recycling best practice at home."
Cllr Dermot Bambridge, SNC’s portfolio holder for environmental services, said: "With 10 bids it was a competitive tendering process but Casepak represented best value for both councils and gave us confidence they would be able to help South Northamptonshire maintain one of the highest recycling rates in the country.”
The new contract with Casepak is due to start next month, with an option to have it extended by up to four years.