Council awards new £2.7m contract for food waste recycling

Households in Moray are being urged to review their recycling practices as Moray Council award a new £2.7million contract to the firm behind kerbside collections of waste food in the region.

Aberdeenshire firm Keenan Recycling have been awarded a new five year contract to process mixed organic waste collected recycled from Moray homes.

The company had previously held a ten-year deal with the local authority and they say that annually they expect to collect around 12,000tonnes of ‘green waste’ in the region.

Managing Director Grant Keenan told the P&J: “It is another step forward in reducing waste and promoting recycling in the area.”

Moray is one of seven local authorities using Keenan’s services as the company has seen their client list triple since the introduction of the Waste (Scotland) Regulations in 2014.

Chair of the economic development and infrastructure committee, Councillor John Cowe, said: “The diversion of green and food waste to landfill is something that is increasingly important and securing this contract will go a considerable way to reducing the costs of the service.

“With that in mind I would urge everyone to review their recycling practices and divert as much waste as possible.”

Kerbside food waste collections were introduced to Moray in August, 2011, when new five-gallon food waste caddies were provided.

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