Front runner for multi million pound Council contract has bin named

Date: 22 Aug, 2017

5374_Front_runner_for_multi_million_pound_Council_contract_has_bin_namedA £35 million waste contract serving households across Stafford Borough is to be awarded.

Veolia is the preferred choice for the contract to provide the borough’s household waste and recycling collection for the next 10 years - worth around £3.5 million a year. It is the biggest contract ever awarded by the Borough Council.

The award-winning company already has established links within the Midlands, including Staffordshire. They are expected to take over the running of the weekly household bin collection service from Biffa in February next year.

The service operates a system where general waste and recycling are collected on alternate weeks. And the Council has reassured residents that the service will continue in the same way with green bins for general waste, blue for recycling and brown for garden waste.

The Borough currently recycles more than 54 per cent from the bins of over 57,000 local households. The Council has previously praised local residents for their help in boosting recycling rates while reducing the amount of contamination in their bins.

Councillor Frank Finlay, Cabinet Member for Environment and Health, said: “We want this important service to our residents to continue to be delivered in an excellent manner.

“We have undertaken a thorough tendering exercise to find a partner who can deliver a household waste collection service that our householders expect while providing value for money for local council tax payers.”

Veolia has a strong and established presence in the Midlands region. It has local offices in Four Ashes and Cannock and provides services to the communities in Staffordshire, and the neighbouring areas in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

Estelle Brachlianoff, Senior Executive Vice President, Veolia UK and Ireland said: “We are very pleased to have been confirmed as preferred bidder for the contract to deliver recycling and waste services for Stafford Borough Council. Our teams are dedicated to providing an efficient service to the communities we serve, and this new contract will help increase recycling rates across the borough enabling it to better realise the value of its recycling as a valuable commodity.”

Veolia was recognised in 2016 as Business in the Community's Responsible Business of the Year, and in 2014 it was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development.

Press Release No 5374


                          

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