Writing in the Leicester Mercury, the newspaper’s business editor Ian Griffin reports that the Rutland contract will initially be carried out at Casepak’s plant in Warren Industrial Park, Enderby, before being transferred to the Braunstone Frith site at the end of the year when it gets up and running. Building work is due to be completed in September.
Waste management company Casepak is creating the centre at the 13.5-acre Fairway Business Park site, in Sunningdale Road, Braunstone Frith. It is not due to be operational until at least October.
The six-figure deal with Rutland County Council is the first to be secured by Casepak for the new site, which aims to recycle 95 per cent of the material it processes.
Managers hope the major contract will attract other local authorities, as well as private companies, from across the region.
The centre will recycle 150,000 tonnes of paper, card, mixed plastic packaging, aluminium and steel cans, and glass packaging a year. It will include the latest technology in waste management, including specialist screening for highly compacted material and additional optical fibre screens to separate newspapers and magazines.
Intensive manual quality control will also be employed to ensure the best quality resource separation.
It will double the size of Casepak, which employs 77 staff at Enderby and has a turnover of about £15 million.
The plant will provide 50 jobs initially, with the prospect of a further 50.