Hinckley & Bosworth Council choose hire contract to replace waste and recycling fleet

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The new seven year contract will be begin on 1 September

Hinckley & Bosworth Council have opted for contract hire rather than outright purchase to replace their waste and recycling fleet.

Supplier Specialists Fleet Services (SFS) were awarded the new seven-year contract, which starts on 1 September 2018, to provide 20 vehicles which includes Refuse Collection Vehicles, sweepers, hook loaders and box vans.

Following a cost comparison and tender procurement process, contract hire proved to be the cheapest and most cost/risk-effective solution, according to head of street scene services Caroline Roffey.

She said: “Not only are we saving money by using contract hire we are really pleased to be continuing our relationship with SFS. We have been working with them for over 14 years and I have no concerns at all that we will continue to receive an excellent standard of service.”

From 1 April 2018 the council will be bringing its dry recycling service back in-house and will be collecting co-mingled recyclables from local households.

SFS is currently helping the council through the change by providing five new recycling vehicles via its municipal vehicle hire division CTS Hire.

Roffey added: “We are very grateful to SFS who are supporting us with the launch of our new recycling service in April before the contract starts in September.

“The hire vehicles are exactly the same specification as the new fleet so there will be a smooth transition when the new vehicles arrive.”

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