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News > Ubico commences provision of transfer of food waste for Gloucestershire County Council

From 1st November 2021, Ubico became responsible for the transfer of food waste from the central transfer stations in Stroud, Forest of Dean and Gloucester to the food waste treatment plant in Bishops Cleeve.

Ubico currently provides an extensive range of environmental services for its seven council shareholders, and manages five household recycling centres across the county. From April 2022, with the addition of Gloucester City Council as a shareholder, Ubico will deliver services to all authorities in Gloucestershire and West Oxfordshire.

In 2020/21 Ubico collected 17,373 tonnes of food waste from the kerbside across Gloucestershire (excluding Gloucester and the Forest of Dean) and continues to work with its shareholder partners to support them to achieve their carbon neutral and environmental targets.

Beth Boughton, Managing Director of Ubico said: "We are delighted to partner with Gloucestershire County Council to provide the transfer of food waste for the county. We are excited to increase our offering to residents, providing a cost effective service and supporting the council with their carbon neutral targets"

Cllr David Gray, cabinet member for environment and planning, said: "The collection and recycling of household food waste makes a huge contribution to lowering the county's carbon footprint and will help us to achieve our target of a carbon neutral county. This contract also offers a long term saving to residents. Turning food waste into renewable energy and fertiliser is a sensible and sustainable practice, so well done to all that use this valuable service."

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