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May Gurney wraps up £126m Cheshire deal

May Gurney has been confirmed as the winner of Cheshire West and Chester Council’s £126m waste collection contract.

The announcement comes three months after the contractor was backed as preferred bidder for the 14-year deal.

Starting in April 2012, the contract will cover be based on a kerbside-sort system allowing residents to recycle a wide range of items from the doorstep.

As well as more standard materials, this will include household and car batteries, spectacles, small electrical items, used cooking and engine oil, printer cartridges and kitchen waste.

Councillor Lynn Riley, executive member for community and environment, said: “The new contract will deliver the most innovative, accountable and customer-led service possible.

“It will provide savings of over £50m over the 14-year life of the contract – almost double the target set by members at the beginning of the procurement process.”

May Gurney chief executive Philip Fellowes-Prynne added: “We are delighted to be working with Cheshire West and Chester Council to provide its recycling and waste collection service.

“We have the expertise and experience to help them deliver their targets, and look forward to delivering a high quality service that not only helps residents recycle as much as possible but helps the local environment, economy and community.”

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