£4.5m contract win for waste management company

Composting and waste management specialist, Biowise, has secured a 10-year contract with North Lincolnshire Council worth around £4.5m to treat 17,500 tonnes of green waste per year.

Hull-based Biowise is part of the Urbaser Group. North Lincolnshire Council is part of the Yorkshire and Humber region and administers a population of over 169,000.

This is the 11th municipal contract to add to the Biowise portfolio.

Waste will be collected from the kerbside and directly delivered by roadside collection vehicles to a site within the council area. 

This processing site will be run in partnership between Biowise, Down to Earth Recycling Ltd and Brier Hills Recycling Ltd.

A spokesman for the council said: “Biowise are providing us with an efficient and proven solution for the treatment of our green waste, the end product of which is high grade compost that promotes the circular economy.”

Over 95% of the waste will be recycled into compost for horticultural and agricultural use. The remainder will be recycled or sent for energy and heat recovery.

Bob Wilkes, managing director at Biowise, said: “We look forward to working with North Lincolnshire Council in helping them achieve their waste management goals.

“The long-term contract will ensure that, together, we create clear, efficient processes to ensure an effective waste service for residents where as little as possible is wasted.”

In May 2022 Biowise was acquired by Urbaser Ltd, UK subsidiary of the Urbaser Group. Urbaser is a global environmental management company, focused on sustainability and innovation, serving more than 70 million people in 19 countries through a network of more than 50,000 employees.

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