This seven-year contract is worth more than £260 million. It has an option to extend for a further seven years.
The company looks forward to building upon the strong existing working relationship that has been forged over the past 14 years and promises to offer residents an even better service. In line with the City of Westminster’s own plan and strategy tied to its ‘Building a Living City’ programme, Veolia Environmental Services has identified numerous local initiatives that can help make Westminster part of an ‘Olympic capital’ and the best place to be, including:
• Extra investment in recycling education to increase participation rates
• A commitment to reduce carbon emissions
• Maintaining an effective and impressive 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year service
Denis Gasquet, chief executive officer of Veolia Environmental Services worldwide, said: “We are delighted to have regained this very prestigious contract, one we are very proud to be in partnership with. We believe our vast experience and unrivalled expertise in meeting the round the clock challenges of this 24/7 City, which attracts millions of people and hosts all manner of special events, has been a major factor in the decision by Westminster City Council to continue our successful partnership.”
Cllr Danny Chalkley, cabinet member for city management, said: 'Our strong partnership with Veolia Environmental Services has resulted in an unrivalled reputation for the cleanliness of our streets across the borough. We take great pride in the fact that in our area street sweepers and refuse collectors are a regular and welcome sight, wherever you may live or work.”