Devon County Council awards residual waste contract

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK has been awarded a contract by Devon County Council to develop a new waste transfer station, and process residual waste from six of the county’s household waste recycling centres.

Valued at over £60 million, the ten-year waste treatment contract will see SUEZ build the new waste transfer station on a Devon County Council owned site at Brynsworthy during 2018, and, from February 2019, the residual waste will be processed at the Severnside energy recovery centre near Bristol.

The contract offers synergies with the service SUEZ already provides Devon under a contract to operate 18 of the county’s household waste recycling centres and two waste transfer stations.

Andrea Davis, cabinet member for Infrastructure Development & Waste, said: “We are pleased to be working with SUEZ to deliver a new waste transfer station in the North Devon and Torridge area which will enable waste that is currently landfilled to be bulked up and processed to produce energy. This will mean that from February 2019 all but a small fraction of Devon’s household waste that cannot be re-used, recycled or composted will have been diverted away from landfill and used to generate energy.”