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East Lothian renews contract with Verdant

East Lothian Council has renewed its recycling contract with waste management company Verdant for a further three years.

As a result, Verdant, part of the Greenstar group, will continue to operate a fortnightly collection of dual-stream commingled dry recyclables from kerbside boxes from more than 95% of East Lothian’s properties.

The contract for East Lothian’s recycling collection was originally acquired by R U Recycling, part of Greenstar, in 2005 when the recycling rate was 19.6%. Verdant took operational control of the contract in 2008 and the recycling rate currently stands at 40.9%.

Council environment spokesman Barry Turner said: “We will continue to work with Verdant to further develop out multi-material collection services, which play an important part in achieving our next recycling target of 50% by 2013.”

As part of the collection for East Lothian, Verdant will tip the dry recyclables at the council’s Kingwear transfer station for onward transportation to reprocessors.

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