Commercial Services Kent Ltd

Countrystyle wins Kent Commercial Services Ltd contract, North Farm at Tunbridge Wells and Dunbrik at Sevenoaks

The Client

Commercial Services Kent Ltd is one of the largest trading organisations of its kind in the UK (a Kent County Council wholly owned company). With its Schools Supplies Division set up nearly 70 years ago by Kent County Council, it grew organically to become one of the leading suppliers of products and services to other publicly funded organisations, including education establishments, local government, emergency services and the voluntary and community sector.

Commercial Services Kent Ltd corporate headquarters and warehousing facilities are based near Maidstone in Kent, seeing them employ c. 700 people, selling and brokering in excess of £600m per annum.

Commercial Services Ltd, North Farm at Tunbridge Wells and Dunbrik at Sevenoaks

Key Facts

  • Countrystyle and Commercial Services Kent Ltd started working together in April 2015
  • Countrystyle will manage the waste haulage and plant operation for over 116,000 tonnes of material per year

Our Role

Countrystyle Recycling has been appointed by Commercial Services Kent Ltd (a Kent County Council wholly owned company) as the waste haulage and plant operator for two waste transfer stations in Kent – North Farm at Tunbridge Wells and Dunbrik at Sevenoaks.

The four year contract, worth c. £6 million across the life of the agreement, commenced on 1 April 2015.

Countrystyle will manage the waste haulage for over 116,000 tonnes of material per year including wood, dry mixed recyclables, green waste, soil and rubble, glass, plasterboard, asbestos, domestic and bulky waste.
The materials will be collected by Countrystyle’s own fleet and transported to various treatment and disposal sites including Countrystyle’s own recycling facility in Ridham nr Sittingbourne, licenced to process 245,000 tonnes of waste per annum.

“We are pleased to have awarded our waste haulage and plant hire contract to Countrystyle Recycling. Key to the operation of any waste transfer station is the efficiency of the on-site loading and movement of the various waste streams off-site. Commercial Services is certain that Countrystyle is the right operator to provide this efficient level of service given their reputation for delivery in the market” Alan Horton, Commercial Services Kent Ltd