Becon and Waste Control New Zealand Sign Five Year Waste and ...

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MEDIA RELEASE30 March 2009<strong>Becon</strong> <strong>and</strong> <strong>Waste</strong> <strong>Control</strong> <strong>New</strong> Zeal<strong>and</strong> <strong>Sign</strong> <strong>Five</strong> <strong>Year</strong> <strong>Waste</strong> <strong>and</strong>Recycling Contracts with Hurunui District Council.During the Hurunui District Council’s meeting on the 26 th March, draft waste<strong>and</strong> recycling contracts for <strong>Becon</strong> <strong>and</strong> <strong>Waste</strong> <strong>Control</strong> <strong>New</strong> Zeal<strong>and</strong> wereapproved for final sign off. Both parties will now meet with councilrepresentatives this week to sign their contracts.For the next five years, local contractor <strong>Waste</strong> <strong>Control</strong> <strong>New</strong> Zeal<strong>and</strong> will continue toundertake the district’s refuse collection <strong>and</strong> operate the Cheviot, Culverden <strong>and</strong>Waiau transfer stations, with all ‘dry waste’ from these sites (expected to be aminimum of 60%) being sent to <strong>Becon</strong>’s plant in Christchurch for recycling.Hurunui District Mayor, Garry Jackson says “both <strong>Waste</strong> <strong>Control</strong> <strong>New</strong> Zeal<strong>and</strong> <strong>and</strong><strong>Becon</strong> have proved that they are enthusiastic <strong>and</strong> able to work together to provideefficient waste <strong>and</strong> recycling services to the Hurunui district.”“The Council is pleased to be continuing to work with <strong>Waste</strong> <strong>Control</strong> <strong>New</strong> Zeal<strong>and</strong>,whom has provided an excellent service to the district for a number of years <strong>and</strong> weare delighted to be the first authority to be working in partnership with <strong>Becon</strong>. Since1 February, we have been recycling ‘dry waste’ <strong>and</strong> glass from our five transferstations, through back loading to <strong>Becon</strong> using empty container waste vehicles

eturning from Kate Valley. Previously we had no alternative other than disposing ofthis material in l<strong>and</strong>fills.”“Working in partnership with <strong>Becon</strong> provides the Hurunui district with a securemarket for recyclables for five years. This is at a time when many recyclers areexperiencing difficulties locating stable markets for the materials they collectresulting in stockpiling <strong>and</strong> occasionally the need to cease collections”.Draft contracts for the other two contractors - Hanmer Refuse Services <strong>and</strong> NorthCanterbury Community Resources Ltd have been issued <strong>and</strong> are still to be finalised.The Council hopes to be in a position to approve final sign off of these contracts atits next meeting in April.For further information contact:Sally CracknellSolid <strong>Waste</strong> ManagerHurunui District Council03 314 8816.Web: http://www.hurunui.govt.nz

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