Casepak adds Aylesbury Vale to local authority portfolio after 18,000 tonne recycling contract success
Innovative recycling company Casepak has been awarded a contract by Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) to process co-mingled recyclables collected from households across the region.
The contract, which was awarded in September 2018, will see Casepak process up to 18,000 tonnes of dry, mixed recyclables collected from 78,000 households across the Aylesbury Vale.
The material from kerbside collections, which includes paper, card, glass and plastic, will be sent to Casepak’s state-of-the-art Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Leicester. Here the material will be subject to the MRF’s rigorous sorting and grading procedures, which incorporate both manual and automated actions.
Once processed, the recovered materials will be despatched to reprocessors, to be refined before being made into new products.
Councillor Sir Beville Stanier, AVDC Cabinet Member for Waste and Licensing, said: “Casepak has made a positive first impression on AVDC in these early stages of our new contract. We hope that we can continue to build a great relationship going forward.”
Georgina Cullen, Casepak’s Business Development Director, said: “We are delighted to be working with Aylesbury Vale District Council. At present, the council's recycling rate stands at 57%, and we are going to work with them very closely to boost this figure.
“We look forward to working with them to help educate residents about recycling best practice.”
Casepak’s MRF has the capacity to process up to 165,000 tonnes of material each year, recovering 95% of the material processed. The facility exceeds standards set out in the MRF Code of Practice, and produces Technically, Environmentally and Economically Practicable compliant outputs.