Waste Management

Wastewise wins new contracts worth over £7million

A Waste Wise contract

Leading recycling and waste management firm, Wastewise, expands with multiple major new contracts across Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and Lincolnshire.

Operating out of their base in Willerby, near Hull, Wastewise has successfully secured five new Local Authority waste contracts which, as of this month, are now all operational and bringing in additional business worth in excess of £7million.

James Landau, Managing Director at Wastewise: “We are committed to delivering unparalleled recycling and waste treatment solutions for our customers who are entrusting us to help in driving up recycling rates whilst meeting environmental goals and providing value for money.”

Wastewise already processes circa 20,000 tonnes per annum of biowaste from Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) but will now provide additional support in the management of a further 25,000 tonnes of mixed garden and food waste from across all of its ten councils.

A two year contract

The two-year contract, which commenced at the beginning of June, will involve the Councils collecting and delivering the waste into several transfer stations across Greater Manchester from where it is transported to Wastewise’s new IVC facility in Crewe for treatment.

As of May 2020, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council now uses Wastewise to handle circa 16,000 tonnes of garden waste per year.

The waste is delivered by the Council into a new waste transfer facility set up by Wastewise in conjunction with Stobart Energy, the UK’s leading provider of biomass fuel.

Wastewise then collects the material, using a combination of their own vehicles and third-party hauliers, prior to treatment.  The contract is for an initial three-year term with an option to extend for a further two years.

A new era for Wastewise

In West Yorkshire, Leeds City Council and Bradford Council have each awarded garden waste contracts to Wastewise as part of a 12-year Dynamic Purchasing System with an initial call-off contract for three years.

The 15,000 tonnes of waste from Leeds is being delivered directly to the treatment facility and 18,000 tonnes from Bradford is being collected by Wastewise from two transfer stations.

Following a successful period of growth, the company continues to seek opportunities to broaden its waste-processing infrastructure, which includes composting, materials recycling, biomass and alternative fuel production facilities. Mick Wheatley has recently joined the Operations team to support this growth.

Martin is a journalist and PR executive of Commercial Waste Magazine. He has worked in the commercial waste and recycling industry for over a decade and is dedicated to raising public awareness in the amount of recyclable waste being sent to landfill every year.

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