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Veolia launches Medway waste collection contract

A £2.3m waste transfer station and a new commingled recycling service will be introduced in Medway, following the renewal of the council’s recycling contract with Veolia Environmental Services.

The £200m contract, which has been renewed for another seven years, includes a new commingled recycling collection round, which will allow residents to collect paper and card separately from glass and plastic bottles.

Medway’s renewed contract also includes provision of waste treatment and disposal services for the next 25 years. Such services include the construction of a new waste transfer station in Whitehall Road, Strood, which will provide material to Veolia’s Rainham MRF and feedstock for the SELCHP energy recovery facility in South London.

Medway Council portfolio holder for front line services Cllr Philip Filmer said: “This contract will not only make Medway more environmentally friendly, with aims to increase recycling and reduce general household waste, but will also, with the new waste transfer station, create employment in the area.”

Veolia chief executive Denis Gasquet said: “We are looking forward to delivering the enhanced offering that will help residents recycle more waste in line with the 40% target by the end of 2011.”

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