Biffa has announced that seven of its local authority clients have confirmed that they are to extend or roll over their contracts, creating £110m of business.
The agreements are with Isle of Anglesey County Council and Conwy County Borough Council in north Wales, Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Norwich City Council, East Lothian Council in Scotland, and Kent County Council, while it also successfully retendered for the management of two HWRCs for a further two years for Vale of Glamorgan Council in south Wales.
Biffa’s Isle of Anglesey contract has been rolled over for a further seven years, effective from the end of March until 2021 and it will provide alternate week collections of refuse and green waste in wheeled bins for some 33,000 properties, as well as island-wide streets and beach cleansing. A new service feature will integrate the previously-separate weekly collections of kerbside-sorted dry recyclables in boxes and of food waste in caddies. The island is one of Wales’s top performing local authorities with a 2012-13 recycling rate of 55.2%.
Other notable contract decisions include the extension of the Stratford-on-Avon contract to July 2022, for which Biffa will continue to provide the district’s 54,000 properties with alternate week collections of dry recyclables and refuse, with fortnightly collections of commingled food and green waste, and street cleansing services. And Norwich City Council officials have signed off a seven year extension to Biffa’s contract, effective from April 2017 to March 2024, for recycling, refuse, food and garden waste collections.
In Scotland, it has four more years with East Lothian Council and Kent County Council has backed a 12-month service extension for the management of eight HWRCs across the county.
Biffa municipal development director Pete Dickson commented: “The challenge ahead is to expand recycling even further while controlling costs, and we look forward to fulfilling these councils’ faith in Biffa.”