Veolia wins Wyre waste contract

Veolia granted contract to collect from 49,000 domestic premises in Wyre Borough Council

Veolia Environmental Services, the UK’s leading recycling and waste management company, has been awarded an 8 year contract with Wyre Borough Council for all recycling and waste collections from 49,000 domestic premises. The contract, which commences in April 2012, expects to deliver savings in excess of £850,000 and has the opportunity for a further eight year extension. 

Veolia has committed to investing over £2m in a new fleet of dual stream collection vehicles that will be fuelled by biodiesel assisting the Council in making major carbon reduction savings. To help increase recycling rates in the area, Veolia will be introducing a customer liaison and recycling officer to support Wyre’s 110,000 residents in maximising landfill diversion.

Tom Spaul, Chief Operating Officer at Veolia Environmental Services said: “We are pleased to be working with Wyre Borough Council to help them boost their recycling performance. The new green fleet will help provide a more efficient service across the whole borough and improve both landfill diversion and carbon performance.” 

Councillor Peter Murphy, Cabinet member with responsibility for waste, said: “Our selection process was based on both cost and quality and it was this total package that won Veolia the contract. Delivering the best possible service and true value for money to our residents is a key priority for the council. This new partnership will help us achieve exactly that.”

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