Recycling and waste management company Viridor has agreed to a new five-year dry mixed recycling contract with Ealing Council.

Ealing Council first contracted Viridor in 2016 to transform 22,000 tonnes of comingled recyclate at the latter’s advanced Materials Recycling Facility in Crayford, south east London.

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The latest agreement, which is valued at £10m, was agreed with West London Waste Authority representing the London Borough of Ealing.

Viridor commercial director Paul Ringham said: “The new contract with Ealing will see some 24,000 tonnes per annum of dry mixed recycling from Ealing’s 131,000 households processed at Viridor’s Crayford Materials Recycling Facility.

“We are looking forward to continuing our excellent relationship with Ealing and its residents, making it easier for everyone to do the right thing and improve recycling rates. Ealing continues to drive the recycling agenda forward to the benefit of the environment and its residents.

“Through Viridor’s investment in advanced recycling technology and material reprocessing facilities, we are well placed to help the council achieve its recycling targets. Residents can have confidence that their efforts at home really do make a difference to the UK’s circular economy.”

As part of the contract, Viridor will collaborate with the council to make residents aware of continuing recycling.

Every year, the company’s Crayford Materials Recycling Plant receives 300,000 tonnes of co-mingled recyclate from 29 local authorities.

In March this year, Planets UK Bidsco agreed to acquire Viridor from The Pennon Group for £4.2bn.