LondonWaste, which treats household waste from seven north London boroughs, has awarded three contracts to organics companies to process an additional 30,000 to 40,000 tonnes of food and garden waste each year.
TEG Environmental, County Mulch and Viridor will begin contracts with LondonWaste from 1 April. They will run for an initial three-year term with the option of extending them for a further four years to April 2017 if necessary.
Different lots were set out for different wastes; TEG will process mixed food and green waste; County Mulch will process green waste and compost oversize; and Viridor will process green waste.
It is the first London contract-win for TEG, which will initially process the organics waste at its in-vessel composting site at Carleton Rode, Norfolk. The waste will transfer to its anaerobic digestion and in-vessel composting plant in Dagenham when it becomes operational next year.
LondonWaste already processes over 30,000 tonnes of organic waste each year at its EcoPark in Edmonton, London but the three contracts were awarded to “further assist North London residents”.
LondonWaste managing director David Sargent said: “North London residents are diligently recycling their food and garden waste and it is thanks to them that we were able to divert 70,000 tonnes of organic waste from landfill last year. We want to continue to recycle this precious resource and cope with any further increases efficiently so have decided to go into partnership with three other highly regarded firms.”
The total amount of mixed food and green waste is expected to be between 12,000 and 15,000 tonnes a year and for green waste alone it is expected to be 20,000 tonnes a year.