Straight wins new contract with May Gurney
Straight plc, the environmental products and services group is pleased to announce that it has won a key new contract with May Gurney, the support services specialist.
The contract, for a new recycling and waste service for Cheshire West and Chester Council, is worth more than £800,000 and will see Straight manufacture and supply almost 400,000 recycling containers including kerbside boxes and food waste caddies to residents in the Borough.
As part of the new contract, May Gurney will introduce a weekly dry recycling and food waste collection which will cover more than 147,000 properties in the area. Residents will each receive two 55 litre Ergo Kerbside Boxes to collect their dry recyclables in, a 7 litre Kitchen Caddy to collect food waste in the kitchen and a 23 litre Kerbside Caddy to store collected food waste outside.
The new service will transform the area’s three individual existing kerbside recycling collections into a single, unified borough-wide service. The Council believes that this will help meet its objectives of delivering higher recycling rates, improved customer service and value for money.
The Council, which currently has a recycling rate of 49%, hopes that providing a weekly collection of these services will maximise participation and enable them to achieve a recycling rate of 63% once the scheme is fully implemented. The new recycling scheme is also set to save the Council in excess of £1.5 million per annum.
The new harmonised collection service will be rolled out in three phases over the next eight months. The new service allows residents to recycle glass bottles and jars, mixed paper, cardboard, food and drinks cans, aluminium foil, mixed plastic food packaging, textiles, food and beverage cartons (tetrapaks), household and car batteries, spectacles, small electrical items, mobile phones, used cooking and engine oil, shoes, printer cartridges, garden waste and kitchen waste, from their doorsteps.
Jonathan Straight, Chief Executive of Straight plc commented:
“This is another significant contract win for Straight and is testament to our market-leading proposition. We are delighted to be working with May Gurney on another pioneering recycling project. We admire the ambition of setting a target higher than the average and I am looking forward to seeing this achieved”.