Biffa has commenced an eight-year contract with Winchester City Council, which will see a new waste strategy for the area including lower emission vehicles and free electrical items waste collections.
The services from Biffa will cover household waste and recycling, plus new and improved approaches and technology which will support Winchester City Council to work towards its sustainability goals, including the target to become carbon neutral by 2024.
These include new refuse vehicles for the area, which are designed to emit lower levels of pollutants and replace older, higher-emission producing models, and the introduction of a free collection service of waste electrical items such as kettles, clocks and toasters, which will be taken to its specialist electric waste recycling depots to be dealt with correctly and recycled wherever possible.
Simon Baddeley, Commercial Director at Biffa, said: “It is more important than ever to ensure that we’re managing our customers’ waste as sustainably as possible to reduce the impact of waste on the environment. We are looking forward to continuing our work in the Winchester area and to introduce these new services to support Winchester City Council. Helping our customers to recycle more and reduce carbon emissions is a key part of our long term sustainability strategy. The new electrical recycling collections and lower emissions vehicles will help Winchester manage waste in a more environmentally friendly way.”
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