Kent County Council has awarded Veolia a contract to treat 11,000 tonnes of waste every year.
The five-year deal worth £8 million will divert materials previously sent to landfill to the Hersden Refuse Derived Fuel Plant for treatment. They will then be converted to renewable energy.
The contract begins on 1st July and includes the processing of bulky waste from Canterbury City Council and Thanet District Council.
Gavin Graveson, Chief Operating Officer – Public and Commercial, Veolia UK said: “This new contract further increases our presence in Kent and will deliver cost savings to the council as well as environmental benefits in diverting a waste stream historically disposed to landfill.
“By introducing this service, using the latest technology and working closely with council, we are well placed to achieve the new diversion targets and replenish more precious resources.”