A contract to process household, commercial and litter bin waste more sustainably has been awarded to New Earth Solutions (Canford) based in Poole.
The contract awarded by BCP Council covers 48k tonnes of waste from 110,000 properties in the Bournemouth and Christchurch areas, with the majority of waste from the Poole area already being treated at this facility under a separate third-party contract with Viridor Waste Management.
The treatment process at New Earth Solutions extracts metals and a compost like output from the waste. The remainder is processed into a refuse derived fuel which will then be sent to a new energy from waste facility at Bridgwater, Somerset. This ensures the majority of the waste is treated in the south west region, creating a lower carbon output compared to transporting waste long distances.
Councillor Anderson, BCP Council’s portfolio holder for the Environment, Cleansing and Waste commented:
“I am delighted that New Earth Solutions have been awarded this contract that was evaluated for both environmental quality and value for money. We are passionate about creating a sustainable environment, and this contract will help the Council meet its declared zero carbon climate and ecological emergency targets.
“We are already very successful in managing our waste and despite Covid-19 affecting how waste was managed worldwide in 2020/21, we still recycled 51.3% of our household waste with 87% of all our waste being diverted from landfill. As all of the major waste contracts for BCP Council have now been aligned to potentially end in 2027 this gives us an opportunity to further develop our long-term environmental strategies.’’
Brian McCabe, Beauparc CEO (owners of New Earth Solutions) commented on the award:
“We are delighted to be able to continue our relationship with BCP, providing them with sustainable, carbon friendly and circular solutions for managing their waste. As a group, we strive for innovative solutions that meet our ambitious plans of reducing carbon. The management team look forward to working alongside the authority to achieve mutual goals”.
The new contract will run for three years from 1 September 2021 with options to extend for a further three years if required. The majority of this waste has already been processed at this facility for a number of years.