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Rochford District Council secure £1.3m recycling contract extension

Operating as one of the top recycling local authorities in the country, Rochford District Council have continued their green commitment with the agreement of a new 18-month contract extension to a current dry mixed recyclables deal.

The extension to the deal, worth an estimated £1.3m, will allow the local authority to continue to send its recyclable materials to a commercial partner’s recycling facility.

Under the contract, this includes kerbside-collected material including glass, paper, card, plastics, pots, tubs, trays and aluminium cans.

As part of the deal, another of the commercial partner’s polymers recycling facilities will also carry out secondary sorting of coloured bottles and pots, tubs and trays from the plastic stream.

This will then provide feedstock for a polymer reprocessing facility, which has been designed to create recycled plastic flake and pellet for consumer brands.

In 2018/19, Rochford District Council recorded a recycling rate of 60.9% - the seventh highest local authority in the UK.

Council Portfolio Holder for Environment, Cllr Arthur Williams, said: “As Rochford district council is one of the top recycling authorities in the country, we are happy to renew this partnership.

“Our residents and the councils waste team are committed to continuing our endeavour to reduce the districts environmental footprint with our recycling bin scheme and,with the help of our commercial partner, we hope to continue with this high level of service.”

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