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MGB Waste celebrates birthday with biggest contract of its kind

MGB Waste Systems has celebrated its 20th birthday by landing the biggest waste contract of its kind in the UK this year.

Its £2 million link-up with South Kesteven District Council (SKDC) will see the company provide 115,000 240 litre bins and 14 vehicle-mounted dynamic weighing systems to the local authority.

Waste destined for landfill and weights collected per individual household can now be registered as well as giving SKDC the ability to ascertain the success of recycling initiatives introduced in its area.

The technology will allow the council to determine which streets, districts, rounds or even households need further encouragement to participate in recycling.

Rotherham-based MGB Waste Systems business director Ian Bellamy said: As part of this contract the council will benefit from full GPRS connectivity, giving them real time information, the ability to monitor the weights of both residual and recycling waste generated, either on individual household, street, round or town basis.

We are confident that this service package will enable the council to achieve its goals.

Trade waste will also be monitored more accurately, allowing the authority to identify exactly how much waste is being generated by businesses and to adjust the cost for providing the service.

SKDC head of waste and contract services Garry Knighton said: This package will allow us to capture vital data in a format that can easily be structured onto very useful reports.

As each bin is tagged with its own unique electronic identity that is registered to each individual household, the system will read the electronic identification as the bin is presented to the vehicle lift. This logs the activity of the bin and therefore the household.

This system allows us to monitor individual households and their waste disposal management in a way that has never been feasible before.

The contract will see 14 vehicles that operate in the area fitted with MGBs dynamic weighing and monitoring system.

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