Recycling and recovery

Recycling is bright in Somerset with SUEZ contract

Today (06 April 2020), SUEZ recycling and recovery UK and Somerset Waste Partnership are delighted to confirm they have successfully mobilised their recycling and waste collections contract, bringing a fleet of 140 new vehicles and the latest in-cab technology across the county.

The vehicles, with bright livery showing what can be recycled as well as stunning local landmark images, were effectively deployed to fulfil contract requirements and to ensure continuity of service from Monday 30 March 2020.

An additional 450 team members of staff were welcomed into SUEZ’s municipal services as part of the contract, servicing over 250,000 homes across Somerset.

Steve Holgate, SUEZ’s Director of Municipal Services said: “I’d like to praise the great work delivered by teams across the business over the last few months to ensure an effective contract start. It was a phenomenal partnership effort with the waste partnership, particularly in recent weeks during the unprecedented, challenging conditions of the Coronavirus pandemic. Once again, we demonstrated our knowledge and expertise to deliver recycling and waste collections to high standards across the county.”

Mickey Green, Managing Director of Somerset Waste Partnership, said: “It’s hard to imagine a tougher time to start a contract, but the way we have worked with SUEZ to keep essential service going bodes really well for the future.

“This is a contract that will transform the way we recycle in Somerset, and everyone at SWP is excited about what we can deliver together in the long-term.”

The contract between Somerset Waste Partnership and SUEZ is for ten years, with the possibility of a ten-year extension, to provide household collections of recycling, garden and food waste, refuse and bulky items.