New Earth Solutions has won a seven-year contract with Bath & North East Somerset Council to compost household food waste collected at the kerbside.
New Earth will turn the food waste into nutrient-rich, high-quality compost which will then be used by its agricultural customers to improve soil quality and aid crop growth.
The award of the contract, which is expected to cover around 5,000 tonnes a year, will assist the council in meeting its statutory landfill diversion and recycling targets while providing it with a value for money service.
Council member for service delivery Charles Gerrish said: “The contract award is the next milestone in increasing recycling capacity through the council’s efforts to get food waste recycling up and running. The method used to treat the food waste is environmentally friendly and turning it into compost will be popular with residents.”
New Earth managing director Chris Cox said “We are pleased to be working with Bath & North East Somerset Council on this project. Our proven ability to provide local authorities with recycling services and recover value from household food waste further supports local authorities in reducing the quantities of waste sent to landfill.”