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28th January 2021

SUEZ and Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority shortlisted for the National Recycling Awards

SUEZ and Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) have been shortlisted for a National Recycling Award in the 'Public-Private Partnership Excellence' category organised by Materials Recycling World (MRW).

MRW – a leading publication for the waste and recycling industry – organise the National Recycling Awards to celebrate a variety of public, private and third sector organisations who go above and beyond in the waste and recycling industry. SUEZ and MRWA were shortlisted for their partnership excellence in delivering a sustainable resource management solution to Merseyside and Halton’s residual waste.

SUEZ is contracted to manage Merseyside and Halton’s residual waste on behalf of MRWA. Residual waste from across the region arrives at SUEZ’s rail transfer loading station in Knowsley, where it is compacted into containers and sent by rail to the Wilton energy-from-waste facility in Teesside to generate sustainable electricity – enough electricity to power over 63,000 homes.

The contract benefits from having a bespoke visitor and education centre detailing the journey of residual waste from across the region, and a Community Fund which invests in environmental, health and wellbeing and community projects closest to the rail transfer loading station in Kirkby, Merseyside. Over the duration of the contract, the Kirkby Neighbourhood Community Fund will invest over £1.5million into the local community.

Ed Best, Regional Manager at SUEZ, said: “Being shortlisted for this award is testament to the strong partnership that both SUEZ and MRWA enjoy. Both SUEZ and MRWA are committed to creating an environment where there is no more waste and it is wonderful to see that commitment celebrated today.”

Carl Beer, CEO of MRWA, said: “In business, it’s not about disagreeing – it’s about how you disagree and how you work together to solve a problem, and throughout the initial negotiations and into the award of the contract, SUEZ have been both pragmatic and insightful when it comes to solving problems. More importantly have helped deliver a value for money solution for taxpayers across the Liverpool City Region – utilising household waste from more that 600,000 households as a fuel to produce power and electricity.”

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