Mitie has been chosen to provide waste management services for the University of Leeds for two years.
The partnership with Mitie unites the majority of waste management services across the University under one provider, allowing for a more streamlined approach to reducing waste and carbon emissions. Mitie’s services will cover the University’s central Leeds campus and other sites in and around the city, focusing on enhanced recycling and resource reuse to support waste reduction.
Mitie’s successful bid was partly due to its strong sustainability record, which will be integral in meeting the University’s Climate Plan. The plan aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2030 and reduce single-use plastics. The award of this contract reflects Mitie’s experience delivering waste management services for higher education institutions. The company has successfully provided similar services to several other universities across the UK.
Michael Taylor, Managing Director, Mitie Waste, said: “We’re proud to be bringing our higher education sector expertise to this new partnership with the University of Leeds. We share its commitment to sustainability and look forward to implementing our ‘resource, not waste’ philosophy in reducing food waste, single-use plastics, and enhancing recycling to support the University’s commitment of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2030.”
The contract comes with the option of up to two further one-year extensions.