East and South Ayrshire Council Award Residual Waste Contract to Enva

East and South Ayrshire Council Award Residual Waste Contract to Enva

We are delighted to announce that East and South Ayrshire Councils have jointly awarded Enva a £24m waste management contract to treat and dispose of residual waste via a zero waste to landfill solution.

The initial two-year contract will see Enva process household waste collected by the Council’s kerbside vehicles and turning this into Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) at our Linwood depot. It is estimated that material processed could be in the region of 63,000 tonnes annually. 

Enva will also be working with local supplier Lowmac, who will support by bulking waste at their Waste Transfer Station in Ayr, providing a partnership solution.

Stephen Cameron, Enva Sales Director, said, “Our team is excited to have been selected as the winning bidder and we look forward to growing our relationship with both South and East Ayrshire through the delivery of this contract.” 

Malcolm Rae on behalf of East Ayrshire Council said, “Following a fully compliant procurement process, the winning tenderer was selected from an evaluation of the price and quality submission. We look forward to working with Enva to implement local community initiatives including local employment, careers development, educational support and community regeneration projects that will bring additional value to our local communities.”

Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) is an example of resource recovery in action. Produced by shredding and dehydrating solid waste as a sustainable way to recover materials which may have otherwise gone to landfill, generating a useful energy source. In 2019/20 Enva saved 209,380 tonnes of Carbon by the production of RDF and SRF (Solid Recovered Fuel) routed to energy from waste facilities rather than landfill, across its operations.

Link to: Sustainability Report 2021