This case study demonstrates how Cambridge City Council, along with Huntingdonshire District Council and Fenland District Council, as two other district partners from Recycle for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (RECAP), were able to formalise the acceptance of PTTs (Pots, Tubs and Trays) collected at the kerbside for material recycling facility (MRF) processing.
In 2009, Cambridge City Council introduced a fortnightly co -mingled blue bin recycling scheme targeting paper, cardboard, glass, aerosols, cartons, cans, tins, foil, and plastic bottles.
The procurement of a suitable MRF was successfully carried out with two other RECAP district partners, Huntingdonshire District Council and Fenland District Council. This approach took advantage of economies of scale and achieved best possible value for money.
A 5 -year contract was agreed with a regional facility; however, when the service was first implemented the contract did not include PTTs, only plastic bottles.
The main reasons for this were concerns that secure end markets for a broader mix of plastic packaging did not exist at the time and that this would impact on the value of collected materials.
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