New 10-year waste collection partnership between Amey and Surrey councils

13 December 2016
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A new long-term partnership between four Surrey councils and Amey is set to offer a range of new waste collection services to local residents, while saving the local authorities £2 million a year.

The new contract, which is worth over £100m, has a strong focus on customer service and includes a weekly collection of textiles and waste electronic and electrical equipment across all authorities and an improved bulky waste collection service. The contract also sees teams using vehicles with enhanced safety features and in-cab technology, which is integrated with customer service systems.

The contract covers all aspects of waste collection including household waste, recycling, food waste, garden waste, bring banks, clinical waste, bulky waste, replacement bins and the opportunity to introduce a commercial waste service. It will also include street cleaning and associated activities including street sweeping, bin emptying, weed control, graffiti clearance, and fly-tipping and fly-posting removal. The contract will last for 10 years, with an option to extend.

Tim Pashen, Authorised Officer for the contract and Project Lead for Surrey Heath, said: “This is a great achievement for the residents of the four councils in this contract. By working together, we’re able to deliver an improved service to our residents while making substantial savings. The four councils will now start joining their waste services together under an inter-authority agreement, so we can manage the contract as a single client and align our waste services.”

Chief Executive of Amey Andy Milner said: “We are delighted to be named as preferred bidder for the Surrey Waste Partnership. This announcement sees us build on our reputation as a trusted and innovative provider of high-quality local waste collection services. We are committed to working closely with these councils to meet their sustainability and environmental objectives, while providing a first-rate service for local residents.”

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