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Blackburn renews recycling contract for another 10 years


Source: Materials Recycling Week

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council has renewed its recycling services contract with Verdant for a further 10 years.

The renewed contract started in May and continues the collection of single stream commingled dry recyclables from wheeled bins used by the council’s 59,000 households.

The Council’s director of regeneration and environment Peter Hunt said: “Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council is pleased that Verdant has been successful in being re-awarded the recycling contract as it allows the residents to continue with their easy recycling system in the one 240 litre wheelie bin. This system has allowed good recycling rates of around 44% for the Borough.”

Collected recyclables, averaging over 1,100 tonnes a month, are currently tipped and bulked at the Darwen waste management facility operated by Greenstar before being transferred for processing at its Aldridge materials recovery facility (MRF) in the West Midlands.

This arrangement will continue under the renewed contract while Verdant develops plans to build a new MRF in the borough to process single stream commingled collections of dry recyclables.

Blackburn renews recycling contract for another 10 years

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