AN INDEPENDENT company has won a multi-million pound contract with one of the UK’s biggest waste management businesses.

Raymond Brown of Ringwood has secured the 15-year deal with Viridor.

The contract involves Viridor’s work incinerating non-recyclable waste collected from Oxfordshire homes on behalf of the council.

Raymond Brown Aggregates will process the ash from the incineration process. The ash will be used in road building and other construction projects as an alternative to quarry-sourced materials.

The Raymond Brown Group of companies says the deal will make Raymond Brown Aggregates one of the leading companies in processing incinerator bottom ash (IBA) in the country.

Mark Isaac, managing director of Raymond Brown Aggregates, said: “We are delighted to have secured this long term contract with such a prestigious company. It’s a big step towards our plan to significantly grow this side of our business. We look forward to developing a strong relationship with Viridor.”

Raymond Brown has a turnover of nearly £90m and employs more than 400 people in its civil engineering, construction, aggregates and recycling businesses. It has continued to grow.

To service the latest contract, Raymond Brown will invest £2m in a processing plant in Oxford.

The Raymond Brown Group consists of five companies and has been operating independently for more than 60 years.

Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies, is part of the FTSE 250 Pennon Group.