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Biffa helps retailer hit 50% recycling

Retailer the Midcounties Co-operative has hit a 50% recycling rate over the last 12 months after waste firm Biffa rolled out a three-bin service.

Biffa has made separate collections of general waste, dry mixed recycling and food waste across the retailer’s 460 sites since the end of 2010.

Midcounties Co-operative produces 6,000 tonnes of waste every year and recycled just 21 per cent of this in 2010.

Biffa account director Tom Seward said: “By reducing its waste to landfill, Midcounties Co-operative has reduced landfill tax expenditure by over £100,000 in the last 12 months.

“It just goes to show how retailers can reduce long-term costs whilst improving recycling levels.”

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