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Sulo to provide Onyx with pay-by-weight technology

Onyx has signed up Sulo for a pay-by-weight scheme operated by Leeds City Council.

The new scheme is believed by Sulo to be the biggest on-board container weighing/ID project in the country.

Onyx recently won the contract to collect waste from Leeds Council's own properties throughout the city in a competitive multi-way tender. The council stipulated that container weighing/ID should be included in the service to enable the amount of waste collected to be accurately monitored and recycling rates identified.

The technology will be used at 240 council site containing 2,000 buildings and 24,000 staff.

Almost 60 per cent of the waste generated by the council is paper, which will be collected by the scheme.

Leeds City Council environmental manager Jim Harbidge said: "Disposing of waste from Council properties was costing in excess of £500,000 a year, and was set to rise even further with the growing cost, and dwindling availability, of landfill site. With the new Onyx scheme we are on target to save more than £45,000 in the first year alone, with the recycling accounting for the bulk of the savings."

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