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Daniel Carolan

Daniel Carolan

Regional Operations Manager, SUEZ R&R UK

I have worked for SUEZ since 2009 in operational roles and supported the bid team in large scale tenders. I work with colleagues, contractors, SMEs and social enterprises to create value from the waste we throw away in Greater Manchester. In line with our latest SUEZ Sustainability Report, we achieve this through our long term commitment to deliver on our 'Triple Bottom Line' approach, where People, Planet & Profit all matter!

2022 is all about growing our Renew Shops (at 3 of our HWRCs) and the Hub in Trafford Park. We will generate enormous levels of social, economic and environmental value from waste items to benefit the local region, by working together to Renew its potential.

Check us out @renewgretermanchester on FB & Insta.

We will be working with strategic partners, including local university students, 3rd sector groups, charities and local businesses to upcycle materials, with online sale options and 'click & collect' from the re-use hub. Through this scheme we will be creating work experience and fantastic training opportunities for students, veterans, ex-offenders and others from disadvantaged backgrounds.

In my current role as Regional Operations Manager on the £80Mpa GMCA contract, I am responsible for putting 1.1 million tonnes per year of waste to good use, on behalf of our client and our 2.8M customers who live in the region. I am responsible for operations across 26 facilities in Greater Manchester and over 600 staff.

We have made great progress in Greater Manchester already, with recycling rates increasing by 20%, to get us to 55% and landfill diversion up 6% to 98%. That's more than 50,000t less to landfill as a result of our collective efforts on the contract. Delivering our new 30ktpa street sweepings plant in the region helped us achieve this, with clean sand & aggregate products being sold back to the construction industry.

We now recycle carpets and rigid plastics. We also send 15,000 mattresses per month to be recycled.

Before successfully bidding and mobilising the Manchester contract in 2018/19, I was the Regional Manager for SUEZ processing operations in the North West of England, with responsibility for all local authority contracts, HWRCs, MRFs, Transfer Stations and a wood shredding facility. In this role I also acted as the Contract Manager for the 27 year PPP contract with the Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority, which includes the diversion of over 450,000tpa of municipal and I&C waste on rail from Knowsley to our Wilton EfW in Teesside.