The District Council's waste collection contract with Serco ends in August 2020. We have therefore been looking at options for procuring and implementing a renewed waste management contract.
This committee report [PDF 3MB] went to full council on 12 April 2018 and it was agreed that technical, procurement, and legal services could be procured to support the District Council over the following two years leading up to and during the renewal and implementation of the District Council's waste management contract.
On 18 December 2019 a special meeting of the Full Council voted by an overwhelming majority (27-2 with 4 abstentions) for Serco to continue to deliver the waste and recycling contract for the district from August 2020. The meeting also agreed to approve a new charge for collecting garden waste, to be introduced in April 2021, to offset the increased cost of the new contract. View the full report to the 18 December meeting [PDF].