Bin truck unbranded

Norfolk County Council awards £102m waste treatment contract

Norfolk County Council has awarded a six-year £102m contract to manage the treatment of significant volumes of waste, helping the council achieve its ambitious environmental targets.

The council has already committed to achieving zero waste to landfill status and reducing its carbon output, with the new contract set to help facilitate those goals by transforming residual waste into energy.

Set to commence in March 2021, the contract is also anticipated to save the council’s taxpayers £2m each year.

Moving away from landfill is a key part of Norfolk County Council’s waste and resources strategy, as is the treatment of Norfolk’s residual waste via energy recovery. Recycling with metals and aggregate recovered in the process is also expected to be boosted by the new deal.

Treatment is set to be primarily based at a new state-of-the-art facility, which will generate electricity to help power 112,000 homes and create fifty jobs.

Cllr Andy Grant, Norfolk County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, said: “This new contract will deliver additional recycling and send zero waste direct to landfill, all while delivering better value for money for our residents.

“More than that, by using rubbish as a fuel for power generation it will help us achieve significant carbon savings and marks an important step in delivering a greener Norfolk.”

PSE Aug/Sept 20

PSE Aug/Sept 20

Minister for Investment: The tide of International Trade

Click here to read the Aug/Sept issue of PSE magazine, looking ahead at life post-pandemic. With the Investment Minister, Mayor Dan Jarvis and MP Darren Jones steering us towards economic recovery.

Videos...

View all videos
Simple, affordable, scalable Tech as a Service (TAAS)

Simple, affordable, scalable Tech as a Service (TAAS)

Simple, affordable, scalable Tech as a Service (TAAS)

How is TAAS making Cloud affordable and reliable for the public sector?


Wood End Academy is already reaping the benefits and their report explains how they did it…

Factsheet Download

Increase your Budget

Local Authorities and Healthcare Trusts across the country are generating extra income through employee benefits that boost performance and productivity.

Our safe and secure salary sacrifice scheme, approved by Crown Commercial Service, is helping Local Authorities and Healthcare Trusts generate extra income and giving them the ability to sustain and even improve the vital services relied on by millions of citizens every day. 

More articles...

View all