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Viridor wins five-year Ealing recycling contract

Waste management company Viridor has re-won the contract to process Ealing Council’s dry mixed recycling, worth £10 million.

Coming into effect on 6 June, Viridor will process around 24,000 tonnes of dry recycling collected in Ealing every year, including glass, paper, card, plastics and aluminium cans, at its Crayford Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) for the next five years.

Viridor wins five-year Ealing recycling contract
Viridor's Crayford MRF processes 300,00 tonnes of dry mixed recycling every year.
Viridor has processed Ealing’s recycled material for the past four years, having initially won the contract in 2016 after Ealing Council’s decision to move to a co-mingled recycling collection service.

Viridor’s Crayford MRF currently receives 300,00 tonnes of co-mingled dry recycling from 29 local authorities each year.

Viridor Commercial Director Paul Ringham stated the company was “extremely pleased” to win the contract again. The contract was agreed with Viridor by West London Waste Authority (WLWA) on behalf of Ealing Council.

Commenting on the contract win, Ringham said: “The new contract with Ealing will see some 24,000 tonnes per annum of dry mixed recycling from Ealing’s 131,000 households processed at Viridor’s Crayford Materials Recycling Facility.

“We are looking forward to continuing our excellent relationship with Ealing and its residents, making it easier for everyone to do the right thing and improve recycling rates. Ealing continues to drive the recycling agenda forward to the benefit of the environment and its residents.

“Through Viridor’s investment in advanced recycling technology and material reprocessing facilities, we are well placed to help the council achieve its recycling targets. Residents can have confidence that their efforts at home really do make a difference to the UK’s circular economy.”

Councillor Mik Sabiers, Ealing Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways, added: “Ealing currently recycles more than 50 per cent of household waste, which is the one of the best records in London. I’m proud of our achievements and thank residents in their ongoing efforts as we look to create an even more sustainable and environmentally-friendly borough. I am glad we are continuing our partnership with Viridor as we look to improve our recycling rates even further in the future.”

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