Straight wins Dorset Waste Partnership
Straight plc, the environmental products and services group and the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of waste and recycling container solutions has won a key new contract with the Dorset Waste Partnership.
The new three year contract is worth more than £750,000 and will see Dorset Waste Partnership overhaul recycling and refuse services for all properties in the County (not including Bournemouth and Poole).
A new kerbside recycling scheme is set to unify the county’s twelve different recycling collections into one standard system in order to streamline collection procedures to reduce resource requirement. Dorset Waste Partnership believes that the new scheme will also help to make significant cost savings.
Under the terms of the new three year contract, Straight will manufacture and supply almost 200,000 products to households across Dorset. All households will receive a Straight 7 litre Kitchen Caddy and a Straight 23 litre Kerbside Caddy for the indoor and outdoor collection of food waste. Households will also receive a Straight 55 litre Kerbside Box for the collection of glass bottles and jars. As part of the Dorset Waste Partnership’s flexible service, a Straight 44 litre Kerbside Box will also be available for the collection of mixed dry recyclables for those properties unable to store a wheeled bin. Rollout is due to commence in October 2012.
Jonathan Straight, Chief Executive for Straight plc commented,
“We are delighted to have been awarded the contract with Dorset Waste Partnership and we are looking forward to working with them. We are excited to be assisting them with the implementation of a more cohesive recycling scheme and believe that the new scheme will offer considerable benefits to both Dorset Waste Partnership and Dorset residents.”
Steve Burdis, Director of the Dorset Waste Partnership, added,
“We are very much looking forward to working with Straight plc as the supplier of our food waste containers and recycling boxes for the new ‘recycle for Dorset’ collection service. We believe that Dorset residents will be delighted with their new containers, which will help them to recycle more at the kerbside as we look to boost Dorset’s recycling rate to 65 per cent by 2015.”