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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.

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New recycling scheme is success

waste recycle collection wagonThe Council’s new recycling scheme is proving a success after the amount of recycling collected from residents has increased, and positive feedback comes in from the local community.

The scheme, which launched on Monday June 3, asks residents to put all their recycling into one green lidded bin rather than separating into different boxes. Recycling collections have also increased from fortnightly to weekly.

Around 400 tonnes of mixed recyclate has been collected over the first two weeks, which is over 30 tonnes more than the same fortnight last year.

Mrs Kirby of Fairview Avenue, Whetstone, said:

“So glad there are now only two bins, no more sorting out the recycling into different containers and lots more space. It’s now a breeze and no more confusion with what needs to be put out when.”

Mr Briggs of Saville Road, Blaby, said:

“Very pleased with the change to a weekly recycling scheme and having all the recycling in one container making it easier and less confusing for all. The new stickers on the bins are really comprehensive.”

Contamination of bins has been low, with the main contaminants being green waste, textiles and small electrical equipment.

Residents are asked to use the garden waste bins for green waste or take to the tip.

Textiles and small electrical equipment are to be put in the Mind bag and put out alongside the green lidded recycling bin for collection by Mind.

Councillor Guy Jackson, Portfolio Holder for Regulatory and Neighbourhood Services at Blaby District Council, said:

“The new scheme means there is less sorting of rubbish, no lifting of boxes and less vehicles on the road each week. I’m pleased to see residents are already reaping the benefits of the new scheme and good to see the amount of recycling going up.”

Residents that have not had their old unwanted recycling boxes collected are asked to put them out on their normal collection, a crew will be travelling around the district collecting up those boxes.

For more information visit www.blaby.gov.uk , email env.health@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7555.

Work begins on Whetstone waste site redevelopment

Work will begin on Wednesday (Feb 27) to redevelop Whetstone Recycling and Household Waste Site.

Leicestershire County Council will be reconstructing the facility to provide a modern layout with improved access and parking.

The scheme will include the creation of a new recycling and waste disposal area which will include easy access skips for the public to use.

Work will take around eight months in total and the site will remain open for the duration. Site clearance work ahead of construction will begin on Wednesday.

Richard Blunt, Leicestershire County Council Cabinet Member for Waste Management, said:

“We are delighted to be able to begin this site clearance work which is the first step in our project to improve Whetstone Recycling and Household Waste Site.

“We will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum during the construction period. However, the extent of the works will reduce the current tipping area so delays are possible during busy periods.

“We advise residents to use the site at off peak times, which is the early morning and late evening, if they can. Facilities are also available at Barwell, Lutterworth and Oadby as an alternative.”

Further details on these sites can be found at www.leics.gov.uk/recycling_household_waste_sites or by calling 0116 305 0001.

People with any queries or who require further details can contact 0116 305 0001 or visit www.leics.gov.uk/whetstone_improvements

Refuse collection

Council’s commitment to service wins government grant for boxes to bins scheme

Refuse collectionBlaby District’s new refuse and recycling scheme, which launches next year, will now include weekly recycling collections instead of fortnightly.

The Council has received £2 million funding from the Government’s Weekly Collection Support Scheme, which will allow it to retain weekly recycling collections for at least five years.

It also means a reduction of only two posts as opposed to the eight posts that were to be originally lost in the move to a fortnightly mixed collection.

The original plan for the new scheme was to continue weekly refuse collections, but for recycling to be collected fortnightly with residents receiving a larger 240 litre wheeled bin.

Weekly collections will utilise the existing 140 litre bins that residents already have, removing the need to supply everyone in the district with larger bins.

This will make the change over to the new system much simpler and easier to manage.

Councillor Guy Jackson, Portfolio Holder for Regulatory and Neighbourhood Services said:

During the two trials conducted earlier this year, the preference from residents was clearly for weekly recycling collections and many expressed a desire to keep the current 140 litre bins.

It is therefore brilliant news that we are now able to do this, as well as being able to retain more of our staff than originally thought. Blaby District Council will be one of very few councils providing a weekly service for both refuse and recycling for the foreseeable future.

The new scheme will allow residents to put all their cans, plastics, paper and cardboard into the same wheeled bin, and offers environmental improvements by reducing the number of vehicles and the amount of fuel used, and providing less congestion on the roads.

For more information on the new scheme visit www.blaby.gov.uk, email env.health@blaby.gov.uk or call customer services on             0116 272 7555      .

Spring launch for new recycling scheme

Spring 2013 will see the launch of a new recycling scheme in Blaby district.

Following two well received recycling trials involving over 4,000 households in parts of Braunstone Town, Sharnford, Sapcote, Leicester Forest East, Narborough and Aston Flamville, Councillors have voted in favour of introducing a new system for the district’s kerbside collection scheme.

It will make recycling easier for residents, allowing them to put all their cans, plastics, paper and cardboard into the same wheeled bin.

The new scheme also offers environmental improvements by reducing the number of vehicles from six to three, reducing the amount of fuel used and providing less congestion on the roads.

Councillor Guy Jackson, Portfolio Holder for Regulatory and Neighbourhood Services said:

We welcome this new scheme, which will not only make recycling easier for residents, but save money and reduce the Council’s carbon footprint.

Refuse collections will continue to be made weekly and recycling will be collected fortnightly. Residents will receive a new 240ltr recycling wheeled bin.

Glass will not be collected, which will save over £200,000, but glass recycling will still be possible by using local recycling banks.

Since the Council started to collect glass 22 years ago, the price of mixed glass has fallen and the cost of diesel has risen to a point where it now costs £200,000 each year to collect glass from residents’ houses.

Because glass at recycling sites is colour separated it does command a higher price making this method of collection financially viable.

The Council will endeavour to increase the number of glass recycling bank sites in the district prior to the new scheme commencing.

For more information email env.health@blaby.gov.uk or call customer services on            0116 272 7555      .