Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of MRW, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Aylesford and Accord sign 15-year deal

Accord has signed a 15-year contract with Aylesford Newsprint for the supply of kerbside collected newspapers and magazines from the Gloucester area.

Public services company Accord has a streetcare contract with Gloucester City Council that includes street cleansing, ground maintenance and recycling.

Accord will collect source segregated material from 52,000 households using a three-compartment collection vehicle to keep the paper separate.

It expects to supply Aylesford, which produces 100% recycled premium newsprint, with up to 5,000 tonnes of good quality recovered fibre each year.

Accord commercial director Richard West said: Paper is the only material that will ensure a guaranteed price, revenue stream and market. It is also the largest component in the waste stream and so it was significant that we obtain the best possible contract for this resource.

Aylesford newsprint area manager, Karen Newell, said there were many factors that had to be taken into account to secure a contract of this type. She explained: Although local authorities and waste management companies are all trying to achieve the same goal of maximum diversion, they have different resources and key considerations.

Accord is working with the council to achieve 50% recycling by 2008/9 and motivated by this plans to introduce alternate week residual waste collections.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.