Straight boxes up £1.1m council recycling deal

RECYCLING group Straight has won a £1.1m contract with Dumfries and Galloway Council to supply householders with their first ever kerbside recycling.

The Leeds-based company will supply seven-litre kitchen caddies and 23-litre kerbside caddies for a new separate food waste collection.

The products are being supplied to the council now for roll out in 2014.

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Straight will also supply 55-litre kerbside boxes for the collection of mixed glass, metals and plastics. These boxes are equipped with a net which ensures the contents stay in the box, allows overfilling and are designed for rapid release by collection crews.

Householders will also be given a 44-litre kerbside box for the collection of paper and card. These boxes will also be used as an overflow box for additional glass, metals or plastic.

Smaller boxes will also be supplied with lids.

Jonathan Straight, Straight’s chief executive, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to support the council on its first ever kerbside recycling initiative.

“The contract win is testament to our recycling expertise and hardwearing products that have been tested across UK local authorities over many years.”

Greig Blayney, service manager environment at Dumfries and Galloway Council, said: “Our contract with Straight will play a pivotal role in supporting our maiden kerbside recycling initiative.

“Previously, all residual waste has been collected using wheeled bins, but our new service will encompass three separate products.”