FCC Environment signs contract with East Lothian Council

East Lothian Council has signed a contract with FCC Environment to provide all food waste and recycling collections from 1 May 2021

FCC Environment, one of the UK’s leading resource and waste management companies, has taken on responsibility for the collection of food waste and recycling for some 54,000 properties in East Lothian from 1 May 2021 and to mark the occasion, members of the mobilisation and operational teams came together on 13 May 2021 at Kinwegar Waste Transfer Station.

Tom Reid, Head of Infrastructure for East Lothian Council, said: “With the population expected to grow significantly over the length of the eight year contract, FCC Environment will have a clear focus on driving up recycling rates and improving material quality in line with the Scottish Government’s Household Recycling Charter.”

He continued: “I am delighted to be working with FCC Environment. Big improvements are coming to our recycling services over the next few years as our population grows. FCC Environment will bring a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to our services – we look forward to working together to continue to improve recycling for our residents.”

Steve Longdon, Operations Director at FCC Environment, said: “The last 14 months have been hard for everyone but as key workers we had to carry on, proving the resilience of our waste collection crews. So, it is with great pleasure that we bring this resilience to East Lothian Council, supporting them through some significant changes to their recycling and food waste collections to improve recycling performance yet further. A key part of this is the fleet of all new recycling vehicles that we will be rolling out which will revolutionise how these valuable resources are collected.”

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