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Casepak secures 64,000 tonne recycling contract

Casepak lorry and MRF (2)Leicester-based recycling and waste management firm, Casepak, who have a collections and processing facility in Enderby, has been awarded a contract by Leicestershire County Council to process up to 64,000 tonnes per annum of dry mixed recyclables. 

Leicestershire County Council put the contract to process the county’s dry recyclables out to tender following the Cabinet’s decision to pass its ‘Dry Recycling Credit Saving Strategy’, which sought ways to reduce the County Council’s expenditure on recycling credits.  

Casepak already has existing contracts in place with several Leicestershire waste collection authorities, which will continue to be covered under the terms of the new contract so the transition is expected to be smooth. 

The company currently processes a combined 38,000 tonnes per annum of recyclable materials from Blaby District Council, Charnwood Borough Council and Harborough District Council at its Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) as well as managing an additional 6,000 tonnes per annum from Recycling and Household Waste Sites in Leicestershire at its Collections and Processing Facility in Enderby. 

 In addition, the new contract could see Casepak potentially gain an extra 20,000 tonnes per annum of dry recyclables from Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Melton Borough Council, and Oadby and Wigston Borough Council. 

The new contract will commence on the 1 April 2018 and has been awarded for a minimum of four years, with the option to extend up to 10 years. 

The dry recycling stream includes paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, metal and aluminium cans and drinks cartons.

Once collected, these items will be sent to Casepak’s £21 million state-of-the-art Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Braunstone Frith, Leicester.

The material is then sorted, graded and processed using the latest recycling technology.  

Cllr Blake Pain

Councillor Blake Pain, cabinet member for waste at Leicestershire County Council, said:

“Following a competitive tendering process, we are happy to be able to work with Casepak in our attempts to encourage residents to recycle their waste. 

“Awarding this contract will not just help us towards our goal to save more than £1 million a year, but it supports the local economy and recycling services.” 

Georgina Cullen

Georgina Cullen, Casepak’s Business Development Director, said:

“As a Leicester-based company we are delighted to have been awarded this substantial contract to process the county’s dry mixed recyclables.  

“We look forward to partnering with Leicestershire County Council over the next few years and helping to increase recycling rates across the county.”   

Casepak’s MRF has the capacity to process up to 150,000 tonnes of material each year, recovering 95% of the material processed.

The MRF has exceeded standards set by the Code of Practice and produces Technically, Environmentally and Economically Practicable compliant outputs.  

More information is available at www.casepak.co.uk 

Enderby waste company wins major processing contract

Casepak wagonCasepak, the recycling company with its head office in Enderby has extended a deal to process household rubbish for a council.

It will process 7,000 tonnes of loose material and 5,000 tonnes of baled materials over the next year for Cardiff County Council, with an option to extend the contract.

The waste will be processed at its £321 million recycling plant in Braunstone Frith Industrial Estate.

The recycling facility – the most technologically advanced of its kind in the UK – opened in 2012, creating 100 jobs.

It can process up to 150,000 tonnes of material a year, recycling 95 per cent – much of it sold back into manufacturing.

Casepak has been working with the Welsh council for more than three years and the new contract is a continuation of that work.

All the material will be collected by Cardiff County Council’s kerbside collection service and sent to Leicester for processing.

Casepak business development director Georgina Cullen is reported as saying:

“I am delighted Cardiff County Council has extended its contract with Casepak.

“The recycling facility is a competitive, efficient and effective solution for local authorities seeking to increase and improve their household recycling rate.

“It shows that a well-run recycling facility can make a real difference.”

Casepak was launched in 1972 by George Smith, who died last September. Originally a second-hand carton business, it expanded into recycling, winning contracts across the Midlands from box makers, printers and newspaper companies.

In 1997, Casepak moved to Enderby, processing 144,000 tonnes of recycled material every year, and opened the Braunstone Frith site 15 years later. It now employs more than 200 people and was Leicestershire Business of the Year in 2012.

Source article: http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Casepak-Enderby-wins-major-waste-processing/story-22889372-detail/story.html#ixzz3DOghkf8S

Outstanding Achievement Award

Nominate your neighbourhood superstars!

100-awards-smallThe search is on to find and honour community champions in the Blaby District.

The Outstanding Achievement Awards, which celebrated running for a decade last year, are back and this time with four new categories and a new main sponsor.

Friends, family and workmates are being asked to put forward individuals or groups who they think deserve recognition for making a difference in their community.

The categories are:
Good friend/good neighbour
Volunteer of the year
Young achiever of the year
Best community group/community achievement

Council Leader Ernie White said:

“Following a fantastic ten years I am delighted to announce the Outstanding Achievement Awards are back and this time with Casepak as the new main sponsor, as well as four new categories to submit nominations for.

“There are so many people doing wonderful things in our district and it is important we recognise their achievements. I’m looking forward to seeing which local heroes we can uncover this time round.”

The 2014 awards have received generous sponsorship from Casepak, Fosse Shopping Park, Ford & Slater, Leicester Marriott and Westleigh Developments ltd.

Finalists will be invited to a presentation dinner on Thursday 2 October 2014 where cash prizes and awards will be presented to the winners and runners up.

Nominations can be submitted online at www.blaby.gov.uk/awards or you can request a form by contacting the communications team at public.relations@blaby.gov.uk or by calling 0116 272 7577.

The deadline for entries is Saturday 9 August 2014.


Fire at Enderby re-cycling facility

More than 50 firefighters were called out yesterday (Monday 23rd) to tackle a blaze at the Casepak re-cycling plant on Feldspar Close, Enderby.

The firefighters were on the scene shortly after midday and on arrival found tonnes of paper alight.

Extra equipment was brought in to help bring the blaze under control and water sprays were used to protect nearby gas equipment. Investigators will be returning to the site today.

It is believed nobody was injured as a result of the incident.

An investigation, including the scanning of cctv footage, is taking place to determine the cause of the fire.

The company offers a removal and recycling service of all grades of waste paper, board and plastic packaging. It was founded in 1973 and is jointly owned by G.A.E. Smith (Holdings) Ltd and SCA Recycling UK Ltd, currently has around 80 employees at its facility in Enderby, where it collects, processes and sells 145,000 tonnes of paper and plastics each year.

*In February this year the company announced that it is building a new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) at the Enderby site. The new, fully covered processing facility, will become operational in the fourth quarter of 2011 and will have the capacity to handle 150,000 tonnes of mixed dry recyclables annually.

On May 2nd this year fire destroyed a 15,000 sq ft building at nearby plastics recycling firm Euro-Key, also located on the Warren Park Industrial Estate.

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Recycling operation will commence in Enderby

BusinessLocal media is reporting that a £21 million waste recycling depot has won a five-year contract with a local authority despite it not opening for another six months.

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.

View original item in Leicester Mercury