Ealing Council Stick With Viridor for Recycling

New five year contract awarded worth £10 million

Ealing Council Stick With Viridor for Recycling
Automated recycling at Viridor's Crayford facility

Ealing Council have reappointed Viridor to handle dry mixed recycling and given them a new five-year, £10 million contract.

The company has processed the borough’s recycled material for the past four years and, when the council put its recycling processing out to tender, Viridor was again the successful bidder. The new contract was agreed with the West London Waste Authority on behalf of the council.

The recycling is transported by Viridor to a facility in Kent where it is mechanically sorted. This makes it possible for residents to mix different kinds of recycling together in their blue wheelie bins.

Viridor Commercial Director Paul Ringham said the company was pleased to continue to receive Ealing’s recycling, including glass, paper, card, household plastics and aluminium cans.

He said, “The new contract with Ealing will see some 24,000 tonnes per annum of dry mixed recycling from Ealing’s 131,000 households processed at Viridor’s Crayford Materials Recycling Facility.

“We are looking forward to continuing our excellent relationship with Ealing and its residents, making it easier for everyone to do the right thing and improve recycling rates. Ealing continues to drive the recycling agenda forward to the benefit of the environment and its residents.

“Through Viridor’s investment in advanced recycling technology and material reprocessing facilities, we are well placed to help the council achieve its recycling targets. Residents can have confidence that their efforts at home really do make a difference to the UK’s circular economy.”

Viridor was recently purchased by American global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts for $4.2bn.

Councillor Mik Sabiers, Ealing Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways, said: “Ealing currently recycles more than 50% of household waste, which is the one of the best records in London.

"I’m proud of our achievements and thank residents in their ongoing efforts as we look to create an even more sustainable and environmentally-friendly borough.

"I am glad we are continuing our partnership with Viridor as we look to improve our recycling rates even further in the future.”

Viridor’s Crayford Materials Recycling Plant receives 300,000 tonnes of co-mingled recyclate from 29 local authorities each year.

June 15, 2020