21 May 2021
Severn Trent Green Power has secured a major contract extension with Oxfordshire County Council to treat the County’s household food and garden waste until 2029.
The partnership, which began in 2009, will see Severn Trent Green Power continue to treat Oxfordshire’s food waste at their Cassington and Wallingford Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facilities. Here, food waste is digested in huge tanks to create renewable energy and an organic liquid fertiliser.
Between them, the two AD facilities treat around 100,000 tonnes of household and commercial food waste each year; generating total of 4.5MW of electricity. This is enough to power almost 9,000 homes and has the net carbon benefit of taking 142,000 cars off the road.
The garden waste, collected from households and household waste recycling centres, is treated at one of four composting facilities in the County, where it is turned into a beneficial nutritious compost.
Simon Bussell, Commercial Director of Seven Trent Green Power, said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded this contract extension from Oxfordshire County Council, providing them with a sustainable recycling solution for their food and garden waste for another five years.
“It’s a great endorsement on the service we’ve been delivering since 2009 and we’re very much looking forward to building on this existing partnership, helping them to deliver their own net zero carbon ambitions.”
Teresa Kirkham, Group Manager Waste Contracts at Oxfordshire County Council said: “We are pleased to have extended the contract with Severn Trent Green Power and look forward to continuing to build on what has been a very successful relationship so far recycling food and garden waste from Oxfordshire residents.”