Veolia Environmental Services, the UK’s leading recycling and waste management company, has been awarded a 7 year, £14m contract with Chesterfield Borough Council for all recycling and waste collections from 48,000 domestic premises.
The contract, which commences in November 2011, sees the launch of a new recycling collection service, which will enable residents to recycle mixed plastics for the first time, alongside all glass, cans, aerosols paper, magazines and cardboard. The contract also includes the retention of the residual and green waste collection services that have been provided by Veolia in partnership with the Council for the last 8 years.
Veolia has committed to investing over £3m in a new fleet of collection vehicles that will be fuelled by biodiesel assisting the Council in making a great leap in reducing its carbon footprint. In addition, Veolia will also be supplying new blue wheeled bins to facilitate the kerbside collection of the recyclable materials.
Tom Spaul, Chief Operating Officer at Veolia Environmental Services said: “We are pleased to be expanding our service to Chesterfield Council. Through this new contract we will provide residents with a more convenient, cleaner service. We also anticipate that the new recycling scheme will help increase recycling rates supporting Chesterfield in achieving its carbon footprint targets.”
John Burrows, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council said: “We are pleased to be working in partnership with Veolia to deliver an improved recycling service for all residents in the borough. This new service offers more opportunities for residents to recycle and will double the amount of materials that we collect at kerbside for recycling.”
In addition to the new waste and recycling contract for Chesterfield residents Veolia will continue to provide collections from businesses within the borough on behalf of the Council.
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