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Casepak wins recycling contract with Tewkesbury Borough Council

Waste management and recycling company Casepak has won a contract to process 10,000 tonnes per year of mixed material from Tewkesbury Borough Council for three years.  

The contract will see dry, mixed recyclables, including paper, cardboard, plastics, cartons, glass and metals, collected from homes and businesses across Tewkesbury Borough Council.

Casepak's new sorterThe mixed material will be sent to Casepak’s Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Leicestershire, which has a capacity of 165,000 tonnes.  

The contract, which started earlier this week (29 March), gives Casepak the opportunity to extend its services for another four years following the end of the initial three-year period.

Georgina Cullen, Casepak Business Development Director, said: “We are delighted to be working with Tewkesbury Borough Council.

“At present, the council's recycling rate stands at 51 per cent, and we are going to work with them very closely to help boost this figure. 

“Casepak will assist Tewkesbury Borough Council to improve the volume of high-quality material that is collected for recycling, and reduce the amount of contaminated items entering the recycling stream.

“We will also be supporting the Council with a range of initiatives, including assisting with communications to help residents improve recycling practices.”

Peter Tonge, Head of Community Services at Tewkesbury Borough Council, said: “We are delighted that we will be working in partnership with Casepak, one of the UK's leading recycling and waste management companies.

“In line with the council's commitment to providing a recycling service that is easy for residents to use, householders will be able to carry on placing all their recyclable materials together in their blue bin, without the need for sorting.

“Casepak's MRF will sort our mixed recycling efficiently and effectively, which will help us to achieve an increase in our recycling rate.”