Anaerobic digestion and composting specialist Agrivert has secured a 15-year deal to recycle food waste for Ceredigion and Powys County Councils.
The two councils, acting as the Central Wales Waste Partnership, have become the first of the country’s procurement hubs to sign a food waste recycling contract.
Agrivert will start using anaerobic digestion to deal with the region’s food waste in November 2012.
The waste will initially be transported to the firm’s facility in Oxfordshire to be converted into renewable electricity and agricultural fertiliser. It is hoped that Agrivert will eventually develop local treatment facilities.
Agrivert chief executive Alexander Maddan said: “We are delighted to have signed this 15-year contract with the authorities.”