Hillingdon’s waste will no longer be come to Colnbrook as Grundon loses out to rival
Grundon’s Material Recovery Facility in Colnbrook has lost out to rival Viridor for the contract to reprocess neighbouring Hillingdon’s waste.
The London Borough of Hillingdon announced on Tuesday that it had awarded the contract.
Recycling collected from households in the London borough of Hillingdon will now be sent instead to Viridor’s facility in Kent under a two-year contract.
Despite the fact that the Hillingdon’s rubbish will now travel further afield Viridor appears to have in part secured the work because its prices was lower than Grundon’s. Hillingdon described the Viridor bid as the ‘most economically advantageous tender for this important local service for residents’.
Viridor is also capable of handling books and a wider range of plastics, including PTT (pots, tubs and trays) to be recycled, as well as the current mix of newspapers, magazines, mixed papers, cardboard, plastic bottles, cartons, aluminium and steel cans and glass bottles.
The firm said the changes would help the council to increase its recycling rate.
The change will take effect form 15 July. Hillingdon will also introduce free weekly rather than fortnightly garden waste collections at the same time.
Commenting on the changes, Hillingdon councillor Keith Burrows, cabinet member for planning, transportation and recycling said:
“At a time when other councils are charging for fortnightly garden waste collections we are, once again putting our residents first by increasing the frequency of our service.