Isle of Wight contract shortlisted for Best Waste Project and Procurer of the Year awards

03 May 2016
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Our partnership with Isle of Wight Council has been nominated for two awards at the 2016 Partnership Awards.

This 25-year Environmental and Waste Services contract was chosen due to it being one of the only integrated contracts with collection, treatment, disposal and Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) management all in one end-to-end contract.

Judges were particularly impressed that at least 90% of the island’s household waste will be diverted from local landfills and more than half of contract waste will be recycled.

In addition, around 75,000 tonnes a year will be treated to produce 20,000MWh – helping the Isle of Wight to become more energy self-sufficient.

Asif Ghafoor, Managing Director of Amey Group Ventures said: “When we submitted the contract for these awards, we felt there was a lot going for it to stand out from the competition.

In addition to a fully-integrated contract, the local community has benefited greatly. We’re already creating new jobs and apprenticeship opportunities - something the Isle of Wight Council was very keen on before the contract started. Local people and island-based small and medium-sized enterprises have a major part to play on the new project.”

More than 120 entries were assessed by an expert panel of 90 judges, before being whittled down to a shortlist of 20 leading industry figures from both public and private sector.

The winners will be announced at the Awards dinner on 12 May, held near Westminster Bridge, London.