Somerset kerbside collection contract up for procurement

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A Prior Information Notice is due to be published on 20 November.?

Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has cancelled its waste collections contract with Kier 18 months early due to plans to align collection, disposal and vehicle procurement across the county.

It will now be looking for a new bidder for its kerbside collection services when the contract, which covers 256,000 households, ends on 27 March, 2020.

This will be linked with the new “Recycle More” long-term kerbside waste collection contract starting in 2020, which will see extra recycling materials taken every week and three-weekly rubbish collections.

SWP is accountable to the Somerset Waste Board (SWB), whose 12 councillors take all major decisions, including the timing of changes and contracts.

SWB chair Cllr Derek Yeomans said: “Our services are a vital provision for every household; these coordinated changes will improve services for all residents in Somerset and are designed both to raise recycling rates and to ensure very significant economies of scale.”

A Prior Information Notice is due to be published on 20 November.

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