Waste recycling gets a boost in Wakefield

Things are looking up for recycling and waste diversion from landfill in West Yorkshire. Wakefield Council have just awarded a PFI contract(Private Finance Initiative (A public – private partnership to build public infrastructure with private capital) worth £750m to Shanks Group.

The PFI deal, supported by the Green Investment Bank has 2 phases, during the first phase, Shanks will take over the management of all the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in the Wakefield area, as well as the responsibility for the recycling and disposal of all municipal wastes collected by the council. During the first two years of this phase Shanks will also begin construction on the new facilities required to process the councils municipal waste for the next 25 years.