FCC Environment takes over food waste recycling in East Lothian

FCC Environment has signed a contract with East Lothian Council in Scotland to provide food waste recycling and collections.

From 1 May, FCC took over the services for some 54,000 properties in East Lothian.

Steve Longdon, operations director of FCC, said: “The last 14 months have been hard for everyone, but as key workers we had to carry on, proving the resilience of our waste collection crews. So it is with great pleasure that we bring this resilience to East Lothian Council supporting them through some significant changes to their recycling and food waste collections to improve recycling performance yet further.

“A key part of this is the fleet of all the new recycling vehicles that will be rolling out, which will revolutionise how these valuable resources are collected.”

“With the population expected to grow significantly over the length of the eight-year contract, FCC Environment will have a clear focus on driving up recycling rates and improving material quality in line with the Scottish Government’s Household Recycling Centre,” commented Tom Reid, head of infrastructure at East Lothian Council.”

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