Major waste contract in North Devon and Torridge awarded to Suez
Posted on: 18 January 2018
Devon County Council (DCC) has awarded a long-term contract to process residual waste collected from households in North Devon and Torridge to SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK.
The ten-year contract will run from February 2019 to February 2029 and is worth approximately £60million with an option to extend for a further five years.
It includes the development of a new waste transfer station at Brynsworthy.
Work on the new facility will start this year and once completed will manage more than 40,000 tonnes of residual household waste annually for processing.
The new facility will also manage a further 3500 tonnes of residual waste collected from six county council Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) every year.
Once the transfer station is operational in 2019 the residual waste will be processed at the Severnside Energy Recovery Centre near Bristol.
SUEZ is currently contracted to operate 18 of DCC’s HWRCs and two of its waste transfer stations.
Councillor Andrea Davis, Devon County Council’s Cabinet member for Infrastructure Development & Waste said: “We are pleased to be working with SUEZ to deliver a new waste transfer station in the North Devon and Torridge area which will enable waste that is currently landfilled to be bulked up and processed to produce energy. This will mean that from February 2019 all but a small fraction of Devon’s household waste that cannot be re-used, recycled or composted will have been diverted away from landfill and used to generate energy.”
James Pike, Regional Director for SUEZ recycling and recovery UK said: “We are delighted to build on our existing partnership with Devon County Council.
“From 2019, not only will we be able to help the residents of Devon recycle and reuse as much as possible at their household waste recycling centres, we’ll also be able to divert residual waste from North Devon and Torridge from landfill through the Severnside Energy Recovery Centre, where it will be used as a sustainable fuel to generate energy for the national grid.”