Recycling and Waste Management Contract

To download the summary document detailing our Recycling and Waste Management Contract please follow the link at the bottom of this page.

On 9th April 2009 we signed a 25 year 'Recycling and Waste Management Contract' with Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Limited (VLGM). This Contract is creating state-of-the-art recycling facilities across the whole of Greater Manchester. 

Through this Contract at least 75% of Greater Manchester’s waste will be diverted from landfill.  With Greater Manchester's waste accounting for 5% of the UK’s municipal waste, this Contract will make a powerful contribution to ensuring that the UK complies with its requirements under the European Union Landfill Directive, and in turn will deliver important carbon benefits. 

The Secretary of State for the Environment at the time of Contract signing, Hilary Benn, said about this project: 

“Diverting one million tonnes of waste through these world class waste facilities will be a major step in reaching our 2013 and 2020 landfill targets and play an important role in battling climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions created by landfill.

“But it’s not only the environmental benefits we should be celebrating. The creation of 5,000 new jobs in the North West is a boost for the regional economy at a welcome time and I am pleased that Defra could support the delivery of this project by providing approximately £125 million in funding and advice.”

Download the summary document detailing our Recycling and Waste Management Contract here

 Contract Documents in redacted form can be viewed here