60% recycling rate targetted for St Albans City and District Council
St Albans City and District Council has awarded an eight year contract for recycling, waste and street cleansing to resource management leader Veolia.
Working in partnership with the Council, Veolia is targeting an increase in the recycling rate from last year’s 52.3% to 60% after two years.
The £40 million contract will see the introduction of weekly rather than fortnightly collections of food waste which will be transformed into garden compost.
The contract begins on Monday 13 June and includes the collection of recycling, refuse and organic waste, street cleansing, fly tip removal and emptying litter bins.
Fuel conservation will be improved by state of the art in-cab technology and a revamped IT system will enhance customer service.
Estelle Brachlianoff, Senior Executive Vice-President, Veolia UK and Ireland said: “This new contract further increases our presence in Hertfordshire and will deliver cost savings to the Council as well as environmental benefits.
“By introducing the increased frequency food waste service, using the latest technology and working closely with residents, we are well placed to achieve the new recycling targets and replenish more precious resources.”