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Countrystyle awarded £16m New Spitalfields Market contract

Countrystyle Group has been awarded a £15.8m contract to manage waste, recycling and cleansing services at New Spitalfields Market in Leyton, East London.

Countrystyle Group will assist market tenants while a new segregated waste collection strategy is implemented, which will require them to segregate various waste streams into separate bins. The firm will then transport the materials such as cardboard, timber, plastic and polystyrene on for recycling.

Remaining waste such as food and catering waste will be treated at Countrystyle’s in-vessel composting facility in Sittingbourne, Kent. Waste wood pallets and other timber based products will be processed by a large scale wood recycler.

Countrystyle sales director Richard Lloyd said: “We are delighted to have been awarded such a high profile contract and we are looking forward to assisting the market with increasing its green credentials.”

Under the seven-year agreement the firm will also be responsible for washing and cleaning internal roadways, litter picking, winter maintenance and cleaning of communal, office and toilet areas.

The market is owned by the City of London Corporation. Head of business and performance at the markets directorate Donald Perry commented: “It’s always been our aim to maximise recycling. We wanted the tender [to attract bids] that would allow the market to achieve the highest diversion from landfill possible.”

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