Waste centre contract is awarded

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Central Beds Council has announced Amey as the new service provider who will run its four household waste recycling centres, including the ones in Shenley Hill, Leighton Buzzard, and French’s Avenue, Dunstable.

From April 1, Amey will maintain and improve standards at each centre.

The contract will initially run for 7½ years with a possible extension up to 15 years, and will be worth more than £1.5million per annum.

Mel Ewell, Chief Executive for Amey, said: “We are delighted to be awarded the contract with Central Bedfordshire Council to manage their household waste recycling centres, and further increase our work in the region.

“The new contract will see us supporting the council to increase local recycling rates by developing new opportunities to recycle and re-use more household waste in the future.

“We are looking forward to delivering this service for the residents of Central Bedfordshire by building on our local knowledge, and drawing best practice from our national experience of waste management.”

Marcel Coiffait, Director of Community Services at Central Bedfordshire Council, said: “I would like to congratulate Amey on winning the contract to run our household waste recycling centres. We look forward to working with them and building on the sites’ current success, to continue to provide residents with a customer-friendly service and even more opportunities to recycle their waste.”

There will now be a two-month period to finalise arrangements before the new contract starts on April 1.