New waste deals
BUCKS County Council has given out four contracts to treat the county’s food and garden waste over the next two years.
The contracts, worth £2.2m, will ensure that the 17,000 tonnes of food waste generated in Bucks each year will be processed locally in anaerobic digesters.
About 41,000 tonnes of garden waste each year will be turned compost.
Warren Whyte, cabinet member for planning and environment, said the contracts, with Agrivert, FCC, Shanks and Countrystyle Recycling, reinforced the county council’s commitment to achieve its target of recycling 60 per cent of waste by 2020. The new contracts start in February.