Norfolk County Council has appointed Norse Waste Solutions (NWS) for waste collection across its estate of buildings.
Under the four-year agreement more than 160 properties including libraries, fire stations, museums and civic premises will have their waste collected by the company.
NSW has also extended the collection offer to Norfolk’s 450-plus schools and 35 have accepted.
Ian Barnett, the company’s general manager, said an ability to demonstrate sustainable end-markets for recyclates via sister organisation Norse Environmental Waste Services was key to winning the contract.
Bin weighing technology the company uses in a similar contract at the University of East Anglia also played a part in securing the deal, he added.
Barnett said: “The fact that we collect separate waste streams and employ VWS Enviroweigh systems on all our vehicles, allowing us to capture individual bin weights using chipped bins and provide accurate data on recycling levels, offer the council significant benefits.”
NSW is a subsidiary of Norse Group Limited, which in turn is wholly owned by the council.
A council spokesman told MRW that the company was Teckal compliant, meaning it can be exempted from the public sector tendering process.
One Teckal criteria is that “the public body exercises the same kind of control over the service provider as it does over its own departments”, which applies to Norse Group as it is owned by the council.