Selby awards seven-year extension to Amey

30 June 2017
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Amey is to continue delivering waste collections to 38,500 households after Selby District Council awarded a contract extension.

The extension will see Amey delivering refuse and recycling collections, grounds maintenance and street cleansing for the North Yorkshire authority for another seven years.

Amey’s Environmental Services Managing Director, Rob Edmondson, said: “We’re delighted to continue our partnership with Selby, which began in 2009.

“We make nearly three million collections on behalf of the council every year, with a fantastic record in delivering efficient services. In fact, only 0.02% of bins and boxes are missed in an annual period, demonstrating the local knowledge and commitment of our crews.” 

In 2016 Amey’s 90-strong team collected 21,500 tonnes of household waste, with an additional 6,300 tonnes of paper, card, plastic, glass and cans and 9,500 tonnes of green waste across the Selby district.

In addition, 419,000sqm of grass is cut regularly and over a 600 litter and dog bins emptied every week.

“Selby District Council is keen to encourage community pride and has placed a heavy focus this year on raising awareness of environmental and street scene issues,” added Rob Edmondson. “The efforts made by the authority also ensure its recycling rate is almost 43%.” 

Selby’s Executive Member with responsibility for housing, leisure, health and culture, Cllr Richard Musgrave, said: “We look forward to continuing our work with Amey, who share our long-term commitment to maximise recycling rates in the district while delivering an efficient and flexible customer focused service to our residents.”

From 2018 Selby’s residual household waste will also be treated at Amey’s Allerton Waste Recovery Park facility in North Yorkshire. The new, state-of-the-art facility is being developed with North Yorkshire County Council and City of York Council and will deal with waste from all eight collection authorities in the county, extending Amey’s presence in the Yorkshire region.

Allerton Waste Recovery Park is in the final stages of construction, with testing of its mechanical treatment, anaerobic digestion and energy from waste technologies due to commence in the coming weeks.

The Selby contract is one of more than 15 collection, grounds and street cleansing contracts held by Amey with local authorities across England and Scotland. In addition, Amey has more than 15,000 commercial waste customers and operates or is building four waste treatment facilities.




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