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WRG secures £22m Bucks waste deal

Waste Recycling Group has been awarded a contract to manage Buckinghamshire County Council’s 10 household waste recycling centres.

The deal, which will come into force from 1 April 2012, runs for an initial seven years with three possible annual extensions. It is expected to be worth up to £22m to WRG and to save the council in excess of £2m over the first seven years.

WRG will work with the council towards the aim of a countywide recycling rate of 60% by 2025.

Cabinet member for environment Steven Adams said: “The difficult financial climate we are in demands that we are achieving savings alongside better levels of performance for residents. I am very pleased that this new deal will achieve this.”

Gordon Fergus, group commercial manager for WRG, said: “We’re looking forward to working with the people of Buckinghamshire in helping them to increase recycling and reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfill.”

WRG will take over the sites from current contractor Aylesbury Secondary Metals.

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