Brent Council has awarded a recycling and waste management company a one-year contract to sort mixed recyclable materials across households in the borough.
Viridor said it would sort and market the council’s estimated 22,000 tonnes of waste at its Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Crayford, Kent. The contract includes an option to extend for another year and is expected to help the council increase its recycling rate.
Councillor James Powney, Lead Member for Environment and Neighbourhoods said: “This is a deal that provides good value for the council and its residents. Recycling more of our waste will help reduce waste disposal costs and ensure recycling rates are pushed up even higher.”
Householders will be able to recycle all types of plastic containers as well as books and a wider range of metal items.