£2.5m contract win for waste management and treatment firm

Hull-based waste management and treatment specialist Wastewise, has broadened its national reach with a new contract worth around £2.5m.

The company has secured an initial three-year contract, to handle the mixed garden and food waste for the Derby city area, which is home to over 257,000 residents.

The deal with Derby Council provides a solution for the combined collection of approximately 18,000 tonnes per annum of kerbside collected garden and food waste, which will be handled at the Wastewise In-Vessel Composting facility.

Bob Wilkes, operations & development director at the business, said: “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.”

Councillor Jerry Pearce, cabinet member for Streetpride, added: “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.”

Wastewise operates three composting facilities across the North of England processing over 200,000 tonnes per annum of organic waste, including food and garden waste.