FCC Environment wins Merseyside waste treatment contract

16 Nov 2012 12:13

Recycling and energy business, FCC Environment, has won an interim framework contract from Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) to treat up to 40,000 tonnes of residual municipal solid waste (MSW).  The one year contract has an option for an extension of a further six months.
Waste from the new treatment contract will originate from the kerbside collections and household waste recycling centres across MRWA’s operations. 

Chris Ellis, FCC Environment Operations Director, commented: “We are really pleased to have won MRWA’s framework contract as it continues our long-standing commercial relationship with the Authority.  We look forward to providing them with an effective and economic service for the treatment of waste that cannot be recycled.

“The award of this contract helps FCC Environment to grow our operations in the North West of England, and demonstrates our continued commitment to extracting increasing value from waste that would previously have been sent to landfill for disposal.”

Carl Beer, Chief Executive, Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority said: “The development of an Interim Waste Management Framework provides the Authority with an important opportunity to divert more waste that currently cannot be recycled, away from landfill ahead of the completion of the large Resource and Recovery Contract which will provide longer term solution for resource management in Merseyside.”

Cllr Joe DeAsha, Chairperson, Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority, said: “The Authority is looking forward to improving recycling rates across Merseyside and convert the waste we throw away into a resource.  We hope that residents across Merseyside will be part of this and will continue to improve their recycling habits.”

MRWA recently undertook an interim waste management procurement exercise to secure treatment capacity to divert municipal solid waste (MSW) from landfill for the period up to the commencement of the Resource Recovery Contract services.

The procurement exercise has resulted in a framework agreement with selected tenderers.  The procurement provides MRWA with the opportunity to secure short term capacity to divert residual MSW (i.e. household and commercial waste that cannot be otherwise reused, recycled or composted) from landfill in an economic, effective and sustainable manner.

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Notes for Editors:
From waste to resource.  FCC Environment is a leading UK waste and resource management company, and is part of a global group with a strong heritage in providing services for communities and business.  Our vision is to be the environmental company of choice, delivering change for a sustainable future.  We offer:
Municipal services
Business waste solutions
Green energy
Waste processing and disposal

We employ 2,400 people and operate more than 200 facilities across England, Scotland and Wales.
For further information, please contact:
Richard Truman or Alison Etherden at Pelican PR 01457 819380 /

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