Casepak, 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.
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