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Shanks wins £700m recycling/waste deal with Cumbria

Cumbria County Council has awarded Shanks Waste Management a 25-year deal worth more than £700 million to cut the amount of waste going to landfill. This private finance initiative (PFI) contract will see much of the countys waste sent to mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plants in Barrow and near Carlisle, where it will be turned into a fuel.Each year Cumbrian households throw away approximately 300,000 tonnes of waste. As part of the contract Shanks ...