Waste management and recycling company Yorwaste has been awarded a five-year contract to process and sell recyclable material on behalf of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.
Starting in September, the company will begin handling all dry recyclate generated by the borough. This will include paper, glass, cans, cardboard and plastic bottles.
In total, the company expects to recycle 11,000 tonnes of material each year. These materials will be delivered to a transfer station in Redcar before being taken to Yorwaste’s Resource Recovery Centre in Scarborough.
The council will receive income from the sale of these materials on the open market.
Yorwaste managing director Steve Grieve said: “We are absolutely delighted to be awarded this contract and are looking forward to working with Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council to maximise the value of the recyclable materials that are collected from kerbsides throughout the borough.
“We have a proven track record of being able to deliver the best prices for our customers at the same time as helping them to meet waste reduction and recycling targets which are now so important with the cost of waste disposal increasing year on year.
“The new contract also further expands the geographical range of Yorwaste’s operations and in our 20th anniversary year, it is pleasing that our growth continues.”