Straight wins contract with Serco to provide recycling bins to UK council

Environmental products and services group Straight announced Monday it was awarded a 1.7m-pound contract with Serco to provide recycling bins to UK's Canterbury City Council.

Environmental products and services group Straight announced Monday it was awarded a 1.7m-pound contract with Serco to provide recycling bins to UK's Canterbury City Council.

Straight will deliver a number of containers and products as part of the council's new waste and recycling initiatives in the second and third quarters of the year.

The company's 240-litre wheeled bins and 55-litre wheeled bin inner caddy will be used to collect recyclables and garden waste on alternate weeks.

The collection of mixed recyclables in communal areas will be serviced by the Straight's 1,100-litre Steelybin metal bins equipped with suitable apertures.

Straight's 5.0-litre and 23-litre caddies will be used as part of a new weekly food waste collection by the council. Each household will be issued with a roll of StraightCompost-a-Bag compostable liners.

"I am delighted to announce our £1.7m contract win with Serco which illustrates our strength as a key player in the waste management industry and the partner of choice for contracts of this nature," Straight's Chief Executive, Jonathan Straight said.

"We very much look forward to working with Serco and helping Canterbury City Council achieve its new recycling initiatives."

Shares rose 5.17% to 30.50p at 13:50 Monday.

RD

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