Tegan Chapman

£3m local authority contract win by Hartlepool waste management firm

A Hartlepool waste management firm has been awarded a £3m contract to process North Tyneside Council’s kerbside recyclable waste.

The contract, which has a combined value of over £3m across two years, will see J&B Recycling processing 17,000 tonnes a year of separately collected glass and commingled recycles.

Running for two years with the possibility for an extension, the contract also sees J&B working with North Tyneside Council to look at expanding the range of materials that can be recycled such as pots, tubs and trays.

The company secured a £7.5m investment in 2014 and has since spent £2.5m on the improvement of its existing plant.

Vikki Jackson-Smith, Managing Director at J&B Recycling, said: “This is a key milestone for J&B and continues our expansion in the north of the region.

“We’re looking forward to working with North Tyneside Council in terms of best practice, looking at improvements to the service and being proactive on waste awareness.”

Colin MacDonald, Senior Manager of Technical and Regulatory Services at North Tyneside Council, added: “We have been impressed by the extent of the technology J&B deploys at its MRF with the early signs being that we are now being able to extract even better value from our materials than before.

“We were able to make the transition to the new contract with ease. Our experiences of early relationship-building has been positive - there is a real commitment to developing a partnership approach which is meeting the promises made during the contract tender stage.”

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