Borough bin collections
Committee views are being sought on the borough's bin collection contract
Options for how residents’ rubbish and recycling could be collected in the future were discussed by councillors on Wednesday 18 January 2017.
We currently pay a company to empty the rubbish and recycling bins from homes in the borough. This contract is due to end in October 2018, and it is now time for us to look at who should provide this service and the most efficient way to do this.
What should go into the future contract will be discussed by councillors at the Community Environment and Partnerships committee. This includes an option to collect rubbish bins fortnightly, alternating with the week the recycling bin is emptied, which would see a rise in the borough’s recycling rate and could also save up to £1 million a year.
The committee will be asked to give its views on what should be considered when re-letting the eight-year contract to collect the rubbish and recycling from almost 73,000 households. These comments will then help the council’s Cabinet to decide what should be tendered.
The council’s Cabinet Member for The Environment and Regulatory Services Cllr Hayley Eachus talks about how the council empties bins from almost 73,000 homes across the borough every week, costing millions of pounds a year and now the council is looking to re-let the contract for the company to do this.