15-Month Extension Agreed for Recycling Contract

Published on Tuesday 30 March 2021

We have agreed a 15-month extension to our existing dry mixed recycling contract with SUEZ recycling and recovery UK (SUEZ).

The £1.1 million contract extension will see SUEZ continue to process our recycling until the end of June 2022.

SUEZ – who has processed the Council’s dry mixed recycling since 2019 – will process around 11,000 tonnes per year of Angus' recyclable material at its state-of-the-art Materials Recycling Facility at Altens East, Aberdeen.

The Altens East recycling and recovery facility is a £27m joint facility between SUEZ and Aberdeen City Council. It opened in 2017 and is capable of processing four tonnes of mixed recyclable material in under 12 minutes.

SUEZ’s Regional Manager, Richard Hinchcliffe said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Angus Council - this contract extension reflects the hard work that both SUEZ and Angus Council’s operations teams have displayed since our partnership began in 2019.”

Angus Council’s Communities Vice-convener, Cllr Tommy Stewart said: “People in Angus are among the very best recyclers in the UK. They make great use of their kerbside recycling bins and take full advantage of the award-winning changes we have made at our recycling centres that have been specifically tailored to maximise recycling opportunities. This has resulted in us having the second-top recycling rate of all Scottish local authorities.

There have been challenges through the Coronavirus Pandemic, but working closely with SUEZ has enabled Angus Council to deliver a safe and effective service. Together we have managed to process almost 1000 tonnes of extra recyclable material due to more people working from home. We look forward to continuing that good work with SUEZ and to help to ensure our residents’ waste is put to good use and recycled.”

SUEZ has a strong presence in northern Scotland with existing contracts with Aberdeen Council, Aberdeenshire Council, Perth and Kinross Council and Highland Council.