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Biffa seals double contract win

Biffa has secured a contract extension worth £70m from two of England’s top recycling local authorities. The joint contract extension by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will run from June 2017 to 2024.

Biffa will continue to offer alternate week collections of refuse and dry recyclables in wheeled bins, weekly food collections, and fortnightly paid-for garden waste collections.

The contract alsl includes managing a transfer station, running a dedicated call centre and handling local recycling education and communication activities with the residents from around 110,000 homes across the two districts.

Biffa is also launching a special cleansing team that will work in towns and villages, supplementing existing street cleaning.

Clare Kingston, head of corporate strategy for both councils, said: “I’m particularly looking forward to any changes we can make over the coming years to further improve the service for our residents, as we have them to thank for our superb recycling rates.”

Biffa first launched a new recycling and refuse service for South Oxfordshire in June 2009, followed by the Vale in October the following year. The two authorities led the Defra recycling league tables for 2011-12, with Vale of White Horse in top spot with a recycling rate of 68.7%, and South Oxfordshire second with 67.9%.

South Oxfordshire was placed second and Vale of White Horse third in the 2012-13 figures.

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