AMEC appointed technical advisor by Isle of Wight Council for major procurement contract to boost recycling


London, United Kingdom (16 July 2013) - AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has been appointed as technical advisor to the Isle of Wight Council for the procurement of a major new integrated waste services contract to be let by the council in 2015.

AMEC's environmental business will provide waste contract procurement and technical support to the council, bringing environmental benefits and ensuring that effective and innovative technical solutions feature highly in the long-term waste contract.

AMEC will draw on its previous experience of helping waste authorities across the UK to  procure innovative waste collection services and state-of-the-art recycling, organic waste and residual waste treatment contracts.

The council is seeking to more than double levels of household recycling by 2025, greatly reducing the levels of waste sent to landfill. It will also focus on opportunities for the sustainable long-term management of the island's commercial and industrial waste.

"We are delighted to be working with the council to help bring real environmental benefits to the Isle of Wight," explains Steve Blackburn, AMEC's Project Manager. "A key aspect of our work will be to view the island's waste holistically and seek efficiencies through managing commercial and industrial waste alongside municipal waste.

"The challenge is to ensure the end result represents the best technical solution and value for money for maximising recycling and composting, recovering energy and reducing waste sent to landfill."

AMEC has already supported the council in the development of the outline business case by undertaking an initial appraisal of collection and treatment options. The intention of the contract is to increase the levels of household recycling to 60 per cent by 2025, from a current level of 28 per cent - and divert 86 per cent of all waste away from landfill by the same time.

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