Veolia has been selected by Telford & Wrekin Council to manage its waste and recycling service.
The service puts the emphasis on improving the service for residents and delivering savings to the Council. The new service will improve the level of recycling and divert waste from landfill with a projected increase in recycling from its current rate of 43 per cent to 59 per cent, once all the proposed investment and operational improvements are in place.
Veolia will take over services in two phases starting with the kerbside collection of recyclables and treatment of recyclable and non recyclable waste from April 2014. In April 2019, Veolia will take on the remaining services including the kerbside collection of green and non recyclable waste and the management of Community Recycling Centres (CRCs). TWS will continue to manage all other services up until April 2019.
As part of the new contract, it is intended that a new integrated waste management facility will be constructed. This will include a new purpose built Community Recycling Centre on a site which has been identified on the Hortonwood industrial estate, subject to planning consent. The existing Halesfield site will be remodelled to improve the facilities offered.