Waste and recycling services report due in November

The future of waste and recycling services was discussed by Cornwall Council today as the Cabinet approved a plan to continue dialogue with bidders to secure best value for money for residents.

It comes after Cornwall Council approved an uplift of up to £62m to the Capital Programme last week to fund new waste collection and cleansing vehicles, new bins for homes across Cornwall, and improvements to recycling facilities.

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The current waste and recycling contract is due to come to an end next year.

Cabinet members considered a closed report on progress of the new contract bids at a meeting today.

The report is confidential due to commercial sensitivities as the Council continues the competitive dialogue tender process.

Cabinet agreed that officers would continue dialogue with bidders and report back to councillors at the next Cabinet meeting on November 13, 2019.

Councillor Rob Nolan, Cornwall’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection, said: “The report highlights to Members that the procurement process for securing a provider for the Waste and Recycling Collection, Street and Beach Cleansing Contract from 2020, has not resulted in an affordable bid.

“It is important that we are able to be entirely satisfied that the process is affordable and that all options have been considered to ensure value for money for council tax payers.”

Published September 18, 2019