Countrystyle Recycling awarded £3m WLWA waste contract

Waste management company Countrystyle Recycling (Countrystyle) has signed a two-year haulage and composting contract with the West London Waste Authority(WLWA).

The contract, worth a reported £1.5 million a year, will run until 2016 (with an option to extend for a further two years) and will see the company collect, haul, and treat up to 30,000 tonnes of green waste and 30,000 tonnes of mixed food and green waste from the 1.4 million residents in the six boroughs of the WLWA (the London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames).

The green waste collected from the three waste transfer stations in West London will be taken for treatment in open windrow facilities, while the mixed food and green waste will be treated at Countrystyle’s Ridham in-vessel composting (IVC) facility in Sittingbourne, Kent, where it will be processed into a PAS 100 certified compost product.

Speaking of the contract, Chris Howard, Countrystyle Recycling’s Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to be working with West London Waste Authority on this contract. This is a great win for us and demonstrates our continued ability to provide professional, reliable and cost-effective solutions for local authorities, both in regards to collection and treatment services.”

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, Chair of the WLWA, added: “Food and garden waste composting is key to achieving our objective of recycling 50 per cent of waste by 2020. We look forward to a successful partnership with Countrystyle Recycling.”

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