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News round-up 7/2

Viridor packaging deal; Sheffield landfill consultation; Mitie wins contract; Scotland garden waste row

Viridor agrees 1,500-tonne partnership with Atlas Packaging

Viridor has agreed a deal to recycle approximately 1,500 tonnes of cardboard per year for Devon-based Atlas Packaging.

The waste company will take daily deliveries of Atlas Packaging’s cardboard waste, produced as a by-product in the manufacturing process, and convert it into quality materials that can be used to make books and boxes.

Viridor already handles Atlas Packaging’s general waste contract.

Sheffield landfill proposals

Sheffield City Council is asking local residents living near the Viridor-operated Parkwood Landfill in Shirecliffe about plans to refurbish the site.

Viridor is seeking to revise the existing restoration proposals in line with the significantly reduced levels of waste materials that are expected to be brought into the site before the date of closure.

Plans are to close the landfill site in 2018 and for restoration to be completed by 2020.

Mitie awarded £15m contract with London borough

Outsourcing company Mitie has been awarded a seven-year contract worth in excess of £15m with the London Borough of Sutton.

Mitie will deliver a range of facilities management services including mechanical and electrical maintenance, building fabric repairs, security, front of house, waste and caretaking services across the authority’s stock of 190 buildings and schools.

Scottish garden waste row

Opposition members on Scottish Borders Council have failed to overturn a decision to scrap garden waste collections by the end of March.

The Conservatives, along with a handful of administration councillors, were unsuccessful in their original bid to block the move in December.

The council voted to scrap its garden waste collection service in a bid to save £450,000 a year. The authority voted 19 to 12 in favour of the plan two months ago.

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