Somerset Waste Partnerships announces OJEU notice for recycling collections

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The contract will provide for around 250,000 households in the county

Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has launched a procurement process to find a new kerbside collection contractor.

The process was announced after SWP and current contractor Kier agreed to bring its current agreement to an early end in 2020, publishing an OJEU notice shortly after.

Suppliers will be invited to bid for the contract which includes the recycling, refuse and garden waste collections for around 250,000 households in the county.

It is one of the largest single collection contracts in the UK.

Collections are based on the “Recycle More” service model, which includes a weekly recycling and food waste collections and three-weekly residual waste pick-ups.

Derek Yeomans, chair of the Somerset Waste Board, said: “While this is certainly about taking a quantum leap forward in our recycling rates, it’s equally about finding a partner to share SWP’s wider vision for the future.

“They will not see their job as simply collecting waste and recycling but will share our ambition to create an exemplar service, demonstrating an absolute commitment to environmental quality while delivering excellent value for money.”

The new contract is planned to start in March 2020, More information can be found here.

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