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Barnsley contract goes to WRG

Waste Recycling Group (WRG) has won a three-year, £590,000, contract with Barnsley council with a possible two-year extension.

WRG will manage and oversee the processing of the council’s road sweepings and gulley waste to divert them from landfill.

Under the contract, WRG will handle around 5,000 tonnes of the waste a year and reprocess it into soils, aggregates and compost.

WRG already manages 14 household waste recycling centres as part of a joint contract with Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham councils.

“This is a significant development that will deliver a number of benefits,” said WRG group commercial manager Gordon Fergus.

“The new arrangements will see the waste diverted from landfill, improving recycling rates and reducing costs for the benefit of the council’s hard-pressed budgets.”

WRG is part of FCC, the international infrastructure, environmental services and energy group.  

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