Council awards £520 million environmental contracts

A series of environmental contracts have been signed off by Bromley Council to the tune of more than £520 million over a possible 16-year period.

Bromley Council tendered a range of universal services covering waste management, street cleaning, parks management and arboricultural services.

The waste disposal and collection contracts and street cleaning were awarded to Veolia.

As part of this agreement, more waste will be diverted away from expensive landfill disposal when the new environmental services contracts commence in April 2019, with the partnership agreement with Veolia ensuring virtually zero waste being sent to landfill, according to the council.

idverde have been awarded a contract to manage the borough’s parks and green spaces, underpinning and supporting the partnership work with the Friends of Parks groups across the borough.

A range of arboricultural services, covering approximately 100,000 trees in the borough’s parks and streets will be provided by Glendale. In addition, the council manages hundreds of thousands of trees across 1,360 acres of woodland and conservation sites in the borough and Glendale will support this work.

Councillor William Huntington-Thresher, executive councillor for environment and community services, said: “Our environmental services are highly visible and valued by residents and visitors to the borough. We are continuing to look for top performance from all of our contractors, working in partnership to achieve this.

“This includes much valued support from and to our residents and Friends groups as well. 

“Whilst these latest contract agreements are significant, it is also very much business as usual and residents shouldn’t suddenly notice any change in our services.

“I am very pleased that these agreements will help us further improve our waste management performance and divert even more away from expensive landfill disposal options as well as improve our recycling services.

“In addition to these contractors offering a good level of service they also offer excellent value for money for residents.”

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