Five local authorities in the North East have awarded Palm Recycling the contract to manage the recycling bring banks in the area.
The five-year contract with options to extend, will see Palm Recycling providing, servicing and streamlining the bring banks for Gateshead Council, Newcastle City Council, Sunderland City Council, North Tyneside Council and South Tyneside Council.
Over 180 bring banks sites will be managed by Palm Recycling through a dual-stream collection system.
Palm Recycling business manager Ross Johnstone said: “With all sites across the five councils now managed by Palm Recycling, the contract delivers considerable savings and logistical advantages through economies of scale as well as through a reduction in the number of servicing contractors. We have worked with these local authorities over a number of years and look forward to a continued working partnership.”