Independent review of waste and recycling contract

At a full council meeting last night Derbyshire Dales councillors voted unanimously to initiate an independent review of the waste and recycling collection contract to establish Serco’s performance against the requirements of the contract using qualitative and quantitative methods.

The review will also:
  • Require an evaluation of current contractual and operational issues including current market conditions, environmental impacts and financial impacts arising as a result of service disruptions encountered.
  • Require an assessment of the decisions taken, the likelihood of rectification within current contract parameters and identify possible alternative solutions.
In the interests of expediency, it was agreed that authority be delegated to the Community and Environment Committee to agree appropriate Terms of Reference - to include the issue of independent oversight - and to commission Recircle Consulting to undertake the review given their knowledge of the Derbyshire Dales, the contractual requirements with Serco and their relevant market intelligence.

It was also agreed that the review be completed by 31 December and reported to an Extraordinary Meeting of the Community and Environment Committee in January 2022.

A supplementary revenue estimate of £20,000 was approved for 2021/22 for the appointment of Recircle Consulting to undertake the review.

View last night's debate on our YouTube channel below:

At a full council meeting last night Derbyshire Dales councillors voted unanimously to initiate an independent review of the waste and recycling collection contract to establish Serco’s performance against the requirements of the contract using qualitative and quantitative methods.

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