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New Forest four year glass contract won

A four year contract to collect recyclable glass for the New Forest District Council has been awarded to Waste Services.

The contract demanded high environmental standards for the area, which includes the popular New Forest park woodland and heath.

A Waste Services skip vehicle will visit New Forest Councils recycling centres in towns and villages depending to their popularity. A fast response service will ensure that glass banks which fill quickly, for example during the height of the summer visitor season, will be quickly replaced.

Glass recyclables will be taken to the Recresco glass recycling facility at Southampton docks.

New Forest District Council assistant director of commercial services Colin Read said: Given our location in one of the most beautiful parts of Britain, its paramount that we do everything we can to reduce waste and litter generated by residents and visitors alike.

"Waste Services will provide an important collection service supporting our glass recycling operations service based on efficiency, reliability and flexibility.

Waste Services managing director Roger Edwards added: The whole Waste Services team is delighted by the news of this contract. Waste Services is committed to providing a high quality professional service that will help reduce waste and enhance the attractions of the area.

The New Forest is one of 13 district and local councils which, together with Hampshire County Council, form part of the Project Integra partnership. New Forest District Council achieved a combined recycling rate of more than 27% in 2004/05, diverting some 230,000 tonnes of recyclable materials from landfill. It is on schedule to meet its government targets for 2006/07.


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