SENA Waste Services lands contract for Edmonton materials recovery facility

Contract follows separate agreement to operate City's composting facility and provide maintenance for the integrated process and transfer facility and the construction and demolition facility

April 10, 2014
by PurchasingB2B Staff

HARRINGTON PARK, N.J.—The City of Edmonton has awarded SENA Waste Services, a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT NORTH AMERICA, a five-year contract worth up to $45 million to operate and maintain the 64,000-sqft materials recovery facility at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre.

The new contract covers one of the earliest single-stream recycling plants in North America, capable of processing 55,000 tons per year for recycling mixed materials. The contract follows a separate five-year agreement awarded to SENA Waste Services to operate the Edmonton composting facility and to provide maintenance support services for the integrated process and transfer facility and the construction and demolition facility.

The Edmonton Waste Management Centre is a collection of waste processing and research facilities that is an integral part of Edmonton’s approach to waste management. While metals like aluminum are the most valuable resource to recycle, paper is also a major seller. One of the facility’s major customers uses recycled paper to make blown cellulose insulation, an example of local economic development, and another customer makes paper from 100-percent recycled material.

“We’re excited to have SENA Waste Services expand their scope of operations to include our materials recovery facility, which will continue to be a key contributor to Edmonton’s long-term success in waste management,” said Leo Girard, Edmonton’s manager, waste management services. “Having SENA Waste Services operate and maintain multiple facilities within the Centre enables us to get the greatest impact and value for our integrated waste system.”