Recycling and recovery

Maldon District awards collection contract to SUEZ

Maldon District Council has awarded a new eight-year household recycling and waste collection contract to national recycling and waste management company, SUEZ.

The contract, which is worth a total of £15 million over its eight-year duration, will see the recycling and recovery UK division of SUEZ take responsibility for the collection of rubbish, recycling, waste food and garden waste from households across the district from February 2016.

Councillor Ron Pratt, Chairman of the Maldon District Council’s Community Services Committee, said; “After a comprehensive procurement process, I am delighted to announce that SUEZ (formerly known as SITA UK) has been awarded the contract to operate our waste collection services from February 2016 for eight years.

“The existing collection arrangements will be maintained from the start of the new contract in February. Changes to the service will be implemented from the summer of 2016.

“SUEZ has vast experience of delivering new waste and recycling contracts and a change to an alternate weekly collection service from the summer of 2016 will, I believe, provide an easier, simpler and much improved service for our residents.”

Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, David Palmer-Jones said: “We are very pleased to partner Maldon District Council and look forward to serving the residents of Maldon over the next eight years, particularly in helping the area to maximise its recycling rate.

We have seen great success with our partners in neighbouring Rochford, which has held the accolade of having the best recycling rate in England, and we look forward to continuing that success in Maldon, working alongside the District Council.”