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Rutland County Council has renewed its recycling contract with Leicester-based recycling company Casepak, following a competitive selection process.
The three year contract, which began at the beginning of May 2017, will see the company process a variety of waste materials including glass bottles and jars, paper, cardboard, metal packaging, aluminium foil, plastic packaging (excluding black plastics), plastic bottles and cartons, and household batteries.
Rutland, which currently boasts a 59 per cent recycling rate, first began its partnership withCasepak in 2011 and expects 3,800 tonnes of mixed dry recyclables to be processed per annum as part of the deal.
Dave Brown, Director for Places at Rutland County Council, said: “We are pleased to be working with Casepak on what is an important service area for the Council. Rutland is consistently ranked among the top performing local authorities in the country when it comes to recycling and we’re confident our partnership with Casepak will allow us to carry on this good performance.”
Georgina Cullen, business development director at Casepak, added: “We are delighted to continue our long-standing and valued relationship with Rutland County Council. Over the past six years, Casepak has helped the council to exceed its recycling targets and it is very encouraging to see Rutland consistently among the top performing local authorities for recycling.”