SOUTH Derbyshire District Council has awarded Willshee’s Waste & Recycling a four-year contract which requires the handling of 8,500 tonnes of glass, metals, plastics, paper and card annually as part of their zero waste to landfill commitment.
Willshee’s will handle the recycled materials after they have been collected by the Council’s in-house teams.
The contract starts this month with the work being undertaken at Willshee’s new Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Swadlincote, which involved a £10million investment to build the most advanced recycling plant in the Midlands.
Councillor Steve Taylor, Chair of South Derbyshire District Council’s Environment and Development Services Committee, said: “We are committed to supporting local businesses and we are really pleased to be working with the team at the Swadlincote depot and extending the work we already do with Willshee’s in Burton.
“The decision to award this contract to Willshee’s is part of a wider process which saw recycling collections brought in-house as part of the Council’s commitment to the environment and to safeguard local jobs.”
Willshee’s commercial manager Simon Lowe added: “We are delighted to be building on the great relationship we have with South Derbyshire District Council through this new contract. And it is exciting to see more and more business coming into our new state-of-the-art facility.”
Willshee’s is the largest independent waste and recycling company in the East Midlands region and has been providing waste and recycling solutions for over 37 years.
Alongside skip and other equipment hire services, the company can propose, develop and deliver tailor-made services for the reduction, reuse, recycling, recovery and disposal of waste with a particular focus on achieving zero waste to landfill.