Dorset county council’s contracting arm has established a framework agreement with nine subcontractors, in order to drive down the use of construction waste in the region.
Dorset Works Organisation (DWO) established the multiple contract system to treat and reprocess waste materials generated by its construction and refurbishment works, including highway maintenance and building repair.
Under the contract, the council has the option of selecting from nine different subcontractors to reprocess the waste arisings from DWO sites, with no obligation to provide tonnages to any one party.Such waste includes aggregate, soils, road planings
The waste is not collected by any of the contractors, and is instead taken to the various companies’ sites by the DWO itself, who are charged gate fees.
Dorset works organisation highways waste and recycling manager David Blackburn told MRW: “Having nine contractors means we can dip in and out of it as we like, and allows us to get a spread of service provision across the county.”
Such contractors include Commercial Recycling, Eco sustainable solutions and Viridor.