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News round-up 15/7

Kent University contract; Nestlé Waters landfill target; Grundon £1m software deal; ReFood expands fleet.

Viridor awarded Kent University contract

Viridor has been re-awarded a contract to collect, dispose and treat waste from the University of Kent. The contract will run for a minimum of three years and a maximum of five from August.

The company, which has been working with the university for 11 years, will collect waste from the Canterbury and Medway campuses. An estimated 1,900 tonnes of cardboard, cans, plastic, paper, confidential documents, glass, food and general waste will be collected annually.

June Barlow, Viridor’s bid manager said: “I’m delighted that the University of Kent have once again chosen us as their provider of waste services. For the last 11 years we’ve worked hard to understand their evolving needs and will continue to help them make progress in increasing their recycling rates.”

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Nestlé Waters achieves landfill-diversion target

Nestlé Waters has achieved a zero-waste to-landfill target at its factory in Buxton, Derbyshire and head office in Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire, a year ahead of schedule

The company has diverted 500 tonnes of waste from landfill over the past 12 months through various recycling initiatives.

Federico Sarzi Braga, chief executive at Nestlé Waters UK, said: “To achieve this one year ahead of schedule is particularly satisfying for all of our employees and a tribute to the innovative way that Nestlé Waters has approached our responsibilities in waste diversion whilst also building on our efforts of how we create value in a wider community.”

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Grundon in £1m software deal

Grundon has signed a deal worth around £1m to use Prodware’s Enwis) enterprise resource planning software.

The software will provide Grundon with an integrated system, which will streamline its business and improve customer service and experience, according to the waste management company.

Grundon managing director Clayton Sullivan-Webb said: “We believe that this investment will have a positive impact on our business by improving internal processes and efficiencies. The goal of implementing the use of the software is to help us provide a better customer experience.”

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ReFood expands fleet

Yorkshire-based food waste recycler ReFood has spent almost £700,000 expanding its collection fleet.

The company, which collects food waste from businesses and processes it via anaerobic digestion, has purchased 10 new Volvo trucks with specialist bodies to increase capacity on its collection rounds.

Richard Poskitt, commercial manager at ReFood, said: “The new trucks are enabling us to service the needs of our increasing customer base and ensure we have the capacity to continue to grow.”

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