Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority terminates contract with Viridor Laing

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Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) has announced it will be ending its recycling and waste management PFI contract with Viridor Laing (VLGM).

A GMWDA statement said a range of efficiency savings options had been explored in partnership with VLGM and its sub-contractor Viridor, but EU procurement regulations and some operational and technical challenges have meant that the savings cannot be taken forward.

The 25 year contract was signed in April 2009 and was the UK's largest combined waste and energy project, responsible for 37 recycling and waste management facilities.

Completion of the contract termination is expected to take place from 29 September, 2017, with re-procurement scheduled for the following month.

Kerbside collection and household waste recycling centre services are expected to continue as normal.

Although there will be no immediate operational changes at the time, GMWDA could not confirm what the long-term staffing impact may be.

GMWDA provides recycling and waste disposal services for over one million households in Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford.

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