Cory Environmental has signed a contract with the Western Riverside Waste Authority (WRWA) to construct a new materials recycling facility (MRF).
The WRWA is a statutory body responsible for the disposal of household, commercial and industrial waste delivered to it by the London boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Lambeth, Wandsworth and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
The MRF will be constructed on WRWAs existing Smugglers Way site on the south bank of the Thames in Wandsworth. It will handle up to 84,000 tonnes per year of commingled recyclables from Corys 30-year recycling-led contract with the WRWA.
Building work will begin on the site later this year and the MRF is due to be operational in summer 2010.
Cory London operations general manager Fran Comerford-Cole said: I am delighted that we have reached this milestone in the MRFs development. While the new facility is vital for both Cory and WRWA it has a much wider importance as critical infrastructure for London as a whole to meet future recycling needs.