Nottingham City Council is currently seeking expressions of interest from organisations that would be able to process commingled dry recyclables, green waste, paper and card.
This is part of a market testing/consultation exercise which, depending on the responses received, may lead the council to issue a tender notice for a waste services contract.
The council is seeking expressions of interest via a Prior Information Notice (PIN), which is used by local authorities to make timescale reductions in the tendering process.
According to the PIN, Nottingham council is: “developing and implementing a long term municipal waste management strategy and an energy strategy. The council is considering its requirements for the processing of kerbside dry commingled recyclables (including glass) together with waste from the council’s own transfer station and green waste plus direct deliveries of paper and card waste after March 31, 2011.”
A council spokesman confirmed that the PIN has been issued because the current contract is coming to an end.
Applicants wishing to respond have been asked to do so by 7 September and, depending on the responses, the council will then decide whether to issue a tender for the contract.