Cory Awarded 10-Year Tower Hamlets Waste Contract 

London Borough of Tower Hamlets (LBTH) has confirmed Cory Riverside Energy has been awarded a 10-year contract to provide waste management services to the Borough.

The contract runs from October 2017 to March 2027, with an extension option to 2035, and will see Cory process up to 110,000 tonnes of waste from the Borough per year.

Under the terms of the agreement, Cory will be responsible for developing and running the LBTH Re-use and Recycling Centre alongside the Northumberland Wharf Transfer Station.

Cory will also oversee the disposal and processing of residual waste, converting it into renewable electricity for London’s homes and businesses.

Cory will work closely with the authority to achieve a variety of environmental objectives by encouraging increased recycling and by reducing the carbon footprint of the waste disposal process through the use of river transport.

“Making sure we have the right company to run our Re-use and Recycling Centre, dispose of our residual waste appropriately and provide cost effective waste services is important to us and our residents.”

Residual waste will be compacted at the Northumberland Wharf transfer station and then transported by barge along the River Thames to Cory’s Riverside energy from waste (EfW) facility at Belvedere, East London. This use of the River Thames avoids the significant pollution, congestion and road safety issues associated with disposal of waste using traditional road haulage.

Cory’s use of its river fleet will generate annual carbon savings of 1,700t CO2e per annum, to the benefit of Londoners and the environment.

A Tower Hamlets Council spokesperson said: “Following a rigorous procurement exercise, Cory has been awarded our new waste disposal contract. We know how important it is to keep the borough clean and protect the environment and our waste disposal contractor plays a big part in that.

“Making sure we have the right company to run our Re-use and Recycling Centre, dispose of our residual waste appropriately and provide cost effective waste services is important to us and our residents.”

Nicholas Pollard, CEO of Cory Riverside Energy, added: “We have enjoyed a solid relationship with the Authority for some years now, investing in and running the Northumberland Wharf facilities to enable transportation of waste down the ‘green highway’ of the River Thames for conversion into electricity at our energy from waste plant.

“The waste processed from this one contract alone will enable us to generate enough electricity to power 19,000 homes, and recover 30,000 tonnes of aggregates each year from the waste for use by the construction industry.

“We look forward to building a strong, long-lasting business relationship with Tower Hamlets and working together to ensure that the Borough’s waste is treated responsibly and sustainably.”


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