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Cornwall’s single waste collection plans delayed

Plans to appoint a waste contractor that will be responsible for household refuse collection across the whole of Cornwall have been delayed.

Currently the council has eight separate contracts in place across the county. These are due to end in March 2012, and the council wants to replace them with one company. It was due to meet and discuss appointing a preferred bidder this week.

The new contract will cover waste and recycling collection, street and beach cleansing, and will run from April 2012 to the end of March 2020. The council has not revealed the names of those making bids. It hopes that appointing one company will present “opportunities for cost reduction”.

The original meeting where the tenders were due to be looked at was scheduled for tomorrow (Friday 21 October) but this has now been put back until 31 October. A spokesperson said the delay is because the council needs more time to evaluate the tenders. She added that the meeting was “nothing to do with the incinerator” project, which has just had planning permission taken away following a High Court ruling.

The preferred bidder will provide a weekly residual waste collection, a fortnightly dry recycling collection and a subscription-based garden waste collection scheme. The council will also be considering whether to employ food waste, mixed plastics and Tetra Pak collections, depending on costs.

The eventual appointment will not affect the 30-year contract the council already has with Sita for waste treatment and disposal.

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