Biffa wins second Hampshire contract

Written by: Recycling Waste World | Published:

Biffa has won its second new contract in Hampshire within a matter of weeks.

It’s been awarded the contract for the joint recycling and refuse collection service for East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) and Winchester City Council (WCC). In what is reported to be a first for Hampshire, the councils have merged their environmental services and are expected to save an estimated £2m annually.

At the beginning of April, Biffa was selected to run Portsmouth City Council’s recycling and waste collection service. Both contracts start in October.

As with Portsmouth, Biffa will work with East Hampshire and Winchester to improve waste diversion through increased recycling. East Hampshire’s recycling and composting rate for 2009-10 was 34%, while Winchester’s was 41%. Both councils, whose combined household count is close to 100,000, are aiming for a 50% rate by 2020.

Biffa joined forces with the Landscape Group, one of East Hampshire’s incumbent contractors, to submit its tender proposal.

The Landscape Group is a specialist in landscape construction, grounds maintenance and street cleansing services.

For both councils, Biffa will handle the alternate week collection of recyclables and refuse, the fortnightly collection of garden waste, and collection of clinical waste, bring bank glass, and bulky waste.

For East Hampshire, it will also manage the monthly collection of domestic glass, as well as collect commercial waste in Winchester.

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