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New contract to support Edinburgh's recycling drive

04 • February • 2021

New contract to support Edinburgh's recycling drive

Biffa announces £8 million three-year contract extension with the City of Edinburgh, to help Scotland’s capital recycle more.

4 February 2021

Biffa wins new contract to support the City of Edinburgh's recycling drive

Biffa, the leading sustainable waste management company, has announced an £8 million three-year contract extension with the City of Edinburgh, to help Scotland’s capital recycle more.

The partnership will see Biffa using its knowledge and expertise in recycling to support the City of Edinburgh achieve its target of a 78% recycling rate. The most crucial way it plans to do this is to help Edinburgh to reduce contamination in kerbside recycling bins throughout the city. These dry recycling bins should contain waste plastic bottles and containers, cans and glass but can sometimes become contaminated with other waste, which affects the recyclability of the whole load.

The initiatives planned with Biffa will help address any recycling issues, such as contamination, and support the council to achieve its recycling and zero waste ambitions. Biffa will also use its extensive experience to identify opportunities across the city for more effective and efficient recycling.

Signed in December, the new contract follows a successful four-year long partnership between Biffa and the City of Edinburgh.

Gavin Money, Biffa’s Regional General Manager for Scotland & N. Ireland, said: “Working with valued customers, like the City of Edinburgh, to help them achieve their sustainability goals is fundamental to our business at Biffa. It’s our goal to change the way people think about waste and we can do this by helping them to understand how they can recycle more. We’re very much looking forward to continuing to support the City of Edinburgh."

Environment Convener, Councillor Lesley Macinnes, the City of Edinburgh Council, said: “Promoting recycling is so important to help lower the carbon impact created by waste in the city. We’re looking forward to working with Biffa to help people separate their waste correctly to cut down on any contamination occurring leading to waste not being recycled.”




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About Biffa 


Biffa has been at the forefront of the UK’s waste industry for over a hundred years, with operations that span the entire breadth of the waste management process including collection, recycling, treatment, disposal and energy generation. We exist to change the way people think about waste; to help people see the opportunities that exist when we manage our waste in the right way, and to make that happen. We understand the vital role we must play in helping the UK to address the climate emergency and deliver sustainable growth. This involves an ambitious investment programme in green economy infrastructure and low carbon collections, alongside an ongoing commitment to sector leadership in the health, safety and wellbeing of our people. Biffa is a Great British company. In FY20, the Group's total revenue was £1,102.8m and its Underlying EBITDA was £174.0m. We have been listed on the London Stock Exchange since October 2016 under the ticker "BIFF". In March 2020, Biffa entered the FTSE-250. 


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