Wiltshire-based Hills Waste Solutions, a division of the Hills Group Limited, has successfully retained the waste management contract with Aspire Defence Services.

The contract will run for a three year period, taking effect from April 1, with an option to extend for an additional two years. It is the second waste management contract between the parties, with the original secured in 2009.

Under the 35-year Project Allenby/ Connaught (PAC) contract, Aspire Defence Services Limited is supplying the Total Facilities Management element across the four Army garrisons on Salisbury Plain and in Aldershot.

PAC is the largest infrastructure PFI contract ever let by the MoD and has significantly improved the lives of some 18,700 soldiers through the provision of modern, high quality, fully serviced and purpose built living and working accommodation.

HWS provides waste collection and recycling services across the PAC garrisons, which generate approximately 4,500 tonnes of waste and recycling material annually.

Gary McKinnon, commercial manager at HWS, said: “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 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.”

Since the start of the original contract in 2009 the recycling rate has increased from 12 per cent to 20.5 per cent with a 14 per cent (630 tonne) reduction in the amount of waste sent to landfill. All non-recyclable general waste will be processed through energy from waste plants resulting in a 100 per cent diversion from landfill.

Graham Blow, managing director for ADSL, said: “We work to embed sustainability into every part of our business and HWS are able to meet our challenging targets.”