Severn Trent GP renews food waste contract with UK council

Severn Trent Green Power has secured a contract extension with Oxfordshire County Council to process its household food and garden waste until 2029.

The partnership, which began in 2009, will see Severn Trent continue to treat Oxfordshire’s food waste at its Cassington and Wallingford anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities.

Between them, the two plants treat around 100,000 tonnes of household and commercial food waste annually, generating a total of 4.5 MW of electricity. This is enough to power almost 9,000 homes and has the net carbon benefit of taking 142,000 cars off the road.

The garden waste, collected from households and household waste recycling centres, is treated at one of the company’s four composting facilities in the county, where it is converted into a beneficial, nutritious compost.

“We’re delighted to have been awarded this contract extension from Oxfordshire County Council, providing them with a sustainable recycling solution for their food and garden waste for another five years,” said Simon Bussell, commercial director of Severn Trent Green Power.

“It’s a great endorsement on the service we’ve been delivering since 2009 and we’re very much looking forward to building on this existing partnership, helping them to deliver their own net-zero carbon ambitions.”

Teresa Kirkham, group manager of waste contracts at Oxfordshire County Council, said: “We are pleased to have extended the contract with Severn Trent Green Power and look forward to continuing to build on what has been a very successful relationship so far, recycling food and garden waste from Oxfordshire residents.”

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