£1bn Greater Manchester waste contract awarded

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority has signed new operating contracts with SUEZ for the management of the region’s waste and resources, following an 18 month procurement process.

The deal means that SUEZ will manage 1.1 million tonnes of municipal waste from over one million households across nine Greater Manchester boroughs with a combined contract value of over £1 billion. The contract will focus on significantly increasing recycling rates and diverting over 96 per cent of Greater Manchester’s municipal waste from landfill.

Allison Gwynne, chair of the GMCA Waste and Recycling Committee, said: "We are extremely pleased with the result of the procurement process and are confident that our new partnership with SUEZ will provide opportunities to enable us to increase recycling of household waste which is key to moving towards a more circular economy. This is another step towards making Greater Manchester one of the leading Green city-regions in the UK."