Recycling and recovery

SUEZ secures contract with University of Northampton

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK (SUEZ) has successfully secured a three-year waste and recycling collection contract with University of Northampton. The contract was officially signed on 24 August and was fully mobilised on 01 September 2020.

SUEZ has secured a new waste and recycling collection contract with the University of Northampton, rapidly mobilising a brand-new service provision in just three short weeks despite the added challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of the new service, SUEZ introduced automated reporting along with a fully chipped and GPS equipped container management system. Together these systems allow the university to review and analyse their recycling and waste data, providing key insights that will be used to help improve recycling rates on campus. The container management system will also help reduce unnecessary waste movement on site, resulting in lower vehicle emissions over time.

The University of Northampton is leading the way on sustainability and social value within higher education institutions and has set ambitious sustainability targets, including increasing their recycling rate to 80% by 2023. In order to help the university achieve this recycling target, SUEZ will provide a full time, dedicated account manager to supervise these new service provisions.

SUEZ has long-established partnerships with many universities and colleges across the UK and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the University of Northampton. This includes recent research into university students’ attitudes and behaviours towards waste and recycling on campus, the results of which are detailed in a new report entitled Lifting the Lid Higher.

John Howes, External Services Manager from University of Northampton said: “We have been impressed with how efficiently SUEZ was able to mobilise this new contract and have continued to surpass our expectations during this first month of full-service delivery. We are looking forward to working with our new recycling partner for years to come, continuing to build on our shared passion for the environment and working together to reach our 2023 recycling target.”

Neil Smith, Business Development Manager for SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this new contract and very much look forward to working together to improve sustainability on campus and deliver an efficient waste and recycling service for the students and faculty of the University of Northampton.”