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Wastewise secures contract with Derby City Council

Waste management company Wastewise announced yesterday (8 June) it has secured a three-year contract with Derby City Council.

Wastewise has announced the contract, which is worth around £2.5 million, will see it handle around 18,000 tonnes of the city’s kerbside collected garden and food waste per year.

The Hull-based company will treat the food and garden waste at its in-vessel composting facility in Crewe.

Cllr Jerry Pearce, Cabinet Member for Streetpride, said: “We are very pleased to confirm this new contract with Wastewise which will allow us to continue to drive forward our waste and recycling agenda and help residents of Derby dispose of their waste in a sustainable way.

“We were impressed with the level of technology deployed to achieve the high standard of composting on site. This cost-effective service will help us to increase recycling rates, including food waste, across the city.”

Bob Wilkes, Operations and Development Director at Wastewise, added: “At Wastewise we promote the use of sustainable waste treatment methods to help achieve zero waste to landfill.

“We are delighted to support Derby City Council via this new contract which will further add to our output of peat-free compost. An environmentally responsible and cost-effective method, composting is nature’s way of recycling organic waste.”