A £2.5m partnership deal has been struck between healthcare waste company GW Butler and waste management firm 707 Resource Management, as part of a national expansion plan.
The five-year partnership will see the companies combine expertise in their respective fields to provide a turnkey waste management solution and win more contracts. 707 Resource Management will provide waste and recycling collections, as well as expertise in legislation, online reporting and documentation, while GW Butler will offer the partnership its clinical waste collection and disposal services.
The partnership has already enabled the companies to enter the London Procurement Programme roster, which will let them tender for waste contracts across London primary care trusts.
It has also helped GW Butler acquire a waste processing plant, believed to be one of the most technologically advanced in the world. The plant in Rainham, Essex , which already processes 10 tonnes of clinical waste a day, has trialled technology which allows clinical waste to be turned into small bricks of refuse-derived fuel (RDF).
GW Butler managing director Matt Miles said: “This was a significant strategic move for our business and has enabled us to pursue broader revenue streams. We are constantly striving to find ways to further enhance our service, and our partnership with 707 Resource Management means that we can now offer clients a truly turnkey waste management solution.
“Not only can we be a ‘one-stop shop’ for their current needs but, with 707’s expertise, we are now able to offer full waste management audits to help them identify even greater opportunities for recycling. This can significantly strengthen the efforts of organisations working towards zero landfill status.”