Northampton

Northamptonshire council wants ideas to cut landfill

Innovative solutions for getting rid of rubbish are being sought by Northamptonshire County Council in a bid to reduce landfill.

Companies have been invited to apply for contracts to dispose of non-recyclables with proposals that will result in less buried waste.

Councillor Ben Smith said the solutions would have to be "cost-effective" and "environmentally sustainable".

The council is set to start the procurement process on 14 February.

Mr Smith added: "The county council is not looking to invest its capital in new facilities, but make full use of the facilities that the waste management industry offers.

"Of course, the more we can all reduce, reuse and recycle, the less waste we will have to dispose of.

"This is a greener outlook for Northamptonshire's waste."

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