Borough bin collections

New waste contract awarded

Residents are set to benefit from improvements to bin collection services following the award of a £44 million joint waste contract. Hart District Council and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council are intending to award the joint contract to provide household waste and recycling collections to Serco for the next eight years, with an option of extending for a further eight years.

A joint waste contract for Basingstoke and Hart was agreed in 2011 which delivered savings for both authorities over the past seven years. This current contract expires in October 2018. The new joint arrangements ensure the best possible service and continued value for money for residents in both council areas.

The new joint contract worth £5.5 million per year will deliver additional benefits to residents, including a reduction in joint service costs. Further details on these benefits will be provided to residents in the future and new information booklets will be sent to all households.

The new contract will start in October 2018 and residents will be kept informed of any changes to the service.

For more information on waste and recycling services in the borough, take a look at our bins and recycling webpages.

Please read the full press release for more information.

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