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Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council

J&B Recycling 10-year contract to manage waste from Hull and East Yorkshire

J&B Recycling won a multi-million pound contract to manage waste from homes across Hull and East Yorkshire as part of a joint venture J&B Bio Ltd.

J&B Bio successfully tendered to deliver waste management services on behalf of Hull City Council and The East Riding of Yorkshire Council, which covers towns such as Beverley, Goole and Bridlington. The joint venture between J&B Recycling Ltd and Hull-based waste management firm Biowise Ltd was for three ten year contracts that covers the processing of kerbside collected Comingled Recyclable waste and Organic waste

Vikki Jackson-Smith, Managing Director of J & B Recycling, said: “This was a fantastic contract to win and lead to significant growth for J&B Recycling further establishing our expertise to deliver waste management contracts on behalf of local authorities.

The first contract involves the processing of recyclable household materials from approximately 112,000 homes across the City of Hull. The waste amounting to 22,000 tonnes a year, consisting of cans, glass and plastic bottles, newspaper and cardboard, is collected by Hull City Council wagons, bulked up at a transfer station in Hull and is then collected by J&B Bio and for sorting at J&B Recycling.

In this waste stream for the period April–June 2017 the overall amount of “target” material recycled increased by 4.99% compared to the same quarter in 2015. The level of waste in their kerbside recycling fell by 1.87% over the same period.

Doug Sharp, assistant head of waste and open spaces at Hull City Council, said: "Unwanted waste in blue bins across the city was costing the council £600,000 in penalties for disposal and something needed to be done to drastically reduce this cost. The decision was made to invest in a campaign which would help raise awareness of the issue and educate residents about the urgent need for change.

"On the household collections, we worked closely with J&B Recycling to identify any specific issues with our kerbside pick-ups, and their regular feedback meant we were able to highlight problem areas and tackle them head on.

"We're incredibly proud of what we've been able to do so far, especially because our city's recycling triumph was far from expected. It’s a widely accepted fact that recycling performance is linked to demographics, and as Hull is the 3rd most deprived local authority in the country our success is considered an even greater achievement.

"Going forward, we're still very focussed on continuing to lower our contamination rates. In short, the less we spend on waste processing, the more we have to spend on other vital services that will have a big benefit to the people of the city."

The other contracts involve the processing of garden and kitchen waste from approximately 263,000 homes across both the East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull. Biowise process approximately 60,000 tonnes per year of organic waste for J&B Bio, which is converted into quality compost for use in horticulture and agriculture.

It has been clear from day one that there is a lot of synergies between J&B Recycling and Biowise and that has helped J&B Bio to deliver a competitive solutiontom the councils based around quality, expertise and price

James Landau, Managing Director of Biowise stated : "We are delighted to be working with J&B Bio to deliver these waste contracts. By doing so we can continue to support the local economy, keeping jobs secure and creating more opportunities alongside providing a quality waste management service."

Biowise processes the organic waste, at its IVC (in vessel composting) facility, in Willerby near Hull. The councils collect the organic waste in their bin wagons and deliver it to three transfer stations across the region and also direct deliver into the Biowise facility. J&B Bio collects in bulk from the transfer station for processing at Willerby.

J&B Recycling continually work with our clients to ensure that their contracts are working efficiently and economically for them. The above results were well-deserved for Hull City Council and J&B Bio are looking forward to continuing our excellent relationship with them seeing even better results in future.

J&B Bio can provide innovative waste management services for local authorities across England and Scotland and will deliver a competitive service based around quality, expertise and price drawing on the strengths and experience of both J&B Recycling and Biowise.

If you would like to make an enquiry or if you require further information please contact us.

We are incredibly proud of what we’ve been able to do working closely with J&B

Doug Sharp, Hull City Council

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