Hertfordshire awards £1bn waste contract

Hertfordshire County Council has awarded a contract worth £1 billion to waste management firm Veolia, to provide waste to energy services.

The 30-year contract will see investment in a new energy recovery facility, which will process 350,000 tonnes of waste and generate as much as 33.5MW of electricity every year.

Estelle Brachlianoff, senior executive vice president of Veolia UK and Ireland, said : “Our partnership with Hertfordshire County Council has been strengthened following this new contract that will result in a significant investment in waste treatment infrastructure. This solution will not only maximise landfill diversion, but also represents a source of low carbon energy which will power 69,000 homes per year.”