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Signing the contract are (seated left) Mike Hill, chief executive The Hills Group and (right) Graham Blow, managing director Aspire Defence Services with (standing left to right) Adrian Knowles, Dave Long, Richard Bond and Gary McKinnon (all from Hills Waste Solutions), Ian Sparks, Nigel Marsh and Andy Ingram (all from Aspire Defence Services Ltd)

Hills Waste Solutions retains garrisons contract

Hills Waste Solutions will continue to collect and recycle the 4,500 tonnes of refuse generated by 18,700 soldiers and their families on Salisbury Plain and in Aldershot every year.

The firm has just signed a new three-year contract with Aspire Defence Services Limited to provide waste collection and recycling services across the four Army garrisons on Salisbury Plain and in Aldershot.

Hills has held the contract since 2009.

Since the start of the original contract, the recycling rate has increased from 12 percent to 20.5 percent with a 14 percent (630 tonne) reduction in the amount of waste sent to landfill.

A key factor for HWS in retaining the ADSL contract is that all non-recyclable general waste will be processed through energy from waste plants resulting in a 100 per cent diversion from landfill.

Gary McKinnon, commercial manager at HWS said: “We are pleased to be awarded this contract especially as competition from other national operators was strong. This reflects on how HWS has progressed its service offering so that we are now able to provide ADSL and their customer the MoD a ‘zero to landfill’ solution.

“Careful planning and a symmetry of services across all garrisons ensure that the opportunities to recycle and dispose of waste correctly are the same whether at work, at home or in communal areas. In addition, Hills’ Redtop Recycler service allows several recyclable materials to be collected in a single container, making it easy to recycle and reducing the number of bins on site.”

Graham Blow, Managing Director for ADSL said: “The contract with Hills Waste Solutions is a good result for Aspire Defence Services Limited. We work to embed sustainability into every part of our business and HWS are able to meet our challenging targets.”