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Thamesdown Recycling wins Cotswold District Council contract

Thamesdown Recycling has been awarded a contract to continue processing dry mixed recyclables on behalf of Cotswold district council.

The contract, which was re-awarded to the waste management company in November 2019 but was only officially announced in April, comes after a shake-up of recycling collections by the council last month.

Under the new system, residents are asked to separate glass and jars, plastic and tins, paper, card, small electrical items and textiles.

A food waste collection service was also rolled out. These are collected by Ubico Ltd – the teckal company which provides the council’s collection services.

Under the new contract with Thamesdown, all dry mixed recycling will now be sent to its Kingshill facility in Swindon, Wiltshire, and the company says it will also be bulking all collected food waste and then transporting it to be recycled.

Jeremy Freeth, proprietor of Thamesdown recycling said: “We have worked alongside Cotswold district council for many years now and have adapted to the new recycling services they offer to households across the district. The new collection system allows less waste to landfill.”


Cotswold district council recorded a 58.8% rate in the 2018/19 recycling figures, and said it hopes the new system will be able to increase this to over 60%.

The Liberal Democrat-run council serves around 90,000 residents.

Andrew Doherty, cabinet member for waste, recycling and environment at Cotswold district council, said: “Thamesdown Recycling won the new contract through a comprehensive process that was ranked by value and quality standards.

“The council’s new recycling and waste services enable residents to recycle more and waste less. We are pleased to be continuing to work with Thamesdown Recycling.”

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