The three year contract, worth c. £6million, will run until April 2018. Countrystyle are providing resource management services for c. 30,000 tonnes of material per annum arising from the new mill, including ragger rope, small and heavy rejects, fine rejects, plastics and sand. Countrystyle will also be providing total waste management services for all non-processing waste streams at the Snodland Mill site.
Malcolm Wright, Purchasing Manager at Smurfit Kappa, said, “We are pleased to be working with Countrystyle, we know that they are specialists in their field, using experience and innovation to tackle difficult waste streams such as ragger rope. We are confident that they will deliver our goal of 100% diversion from landfill, bringing with it both environmental and financial benefits for Smurfit Kappa.”
The Countrystyle team worked very closely with Smurfit Kappa in the lead up to this contract award, focusing on the design of specialist containers to fit within the designated waste collection area and in order to optimise logistics. Each waste stream is collected separately and transported to various treatment and disposal sites by Countrystyle’s RoRo fleet.