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Easywaste takes on Birmingham Airport contract

Glasgow-based Easywaste Solutions has won a five year contract to update, equip and manage Birmingham Airport’s on-site waste management operation.

The previous system was not capable of handling the forecasted growth in traffic through the airport and its associated waste, with it now completely revamped and installed with the latest in environmentally-friendly equipment.

Birmingham International Airport general manager of engineering services John Lyndon said: “Easywaste offered a tailor-made environmentally-friendly waste solution package to meet our needs which would encourage recycling, and because we have successfully worked with the company before, we were sure they could fulfil the airport’s needs."

Improvements include a static compactor for general waste, large roll on-roll off containers for the segregation of glass, metal and wood, a baler for cardboard and plastic and a crusher for aluminium cans.

A new compound on the airfield will be used to house waste while the company will also be responsible for hazardous waste and electrical and electronic waste collections.

Easywaste national sales and marketing manager Jan Blackwell said: “Our aim was to reduce the amount of waste being incinerated and therefore we needed to create ways to increase the amount being recycled on-site.

“Our recommendation was to create a new on-site compound area for baling/bulking up materials which would also reduce the number of vehicle movements on the surrounding roads.”

Under the airport’s and Easywaste’s environmental policies, there will be a continual obligation to reduce the amount of waste that is incinerated.

The two will also work together to source enhanced and viable methodology upon their own systems.

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