Amey announced Preferred Bidder for 25-year Isle of Wight waste contract

Lyndsay Laird, Senior Media Manager
29 June 2015
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Amey, through its waste management business AmeyCespa, has been announced as the preferred bidder for a contract to deliver waste collection and treatment services for the Isle of Wight for the next 25 years.

The new contract will see Amey delivering both waste collection and treatment services on behalf of Isle of Wight Council, with a focus on increasing recycling and reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill.

The contract will include the collection and treatment of food and green waste as well as household rubbish, recycling services and operation and management of the Island’s civic amenity sites.

Mel Ewell, Amey’s Chief Executive, said: “The Isle of Wight is a unique community and we look forward to building a long term partnership with the council and Islanders. We want to deliver innovative and good value environmental and waste services, which meet the needs of the residents and also save the council money.

“The council has a strong commitment to sustainability and we aim to support this by dealing with waste for the Island, on the Island and thereby delivering a local service with local jobs.”

The new contract will begin in November and will include the collection, treatment and disposal of household waste and recyclable material; the provision of civic amenity sites and bottle banks; the provision of reuse and minimisation services; and the treatment and disposal of waste delivered by third parties. In addition, in line with the council’s sustainability objectives, it will also include a requirement to operate a reuse and waste minimisation service.

Amey operates a range of environmental and waste services for local authorities across the UK and recently won new contracts to build and operate new waste treatment facilities in North Yorkshire and Milton Keynes, which are now in construction.

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