Rochford District Council has extended Sita UK’s refuse collection and street cleansing contract for a further seven years.
Sita started working with the council in 2008. After securing the £22.7m extension will carry on until 2022.
From April 2015 more resources and new equipment will be deployed for street cleansing services.
The contract includes fortnightly collection of residual waste and recycling and bulky waste and WEEE collections services.
David Palmer-Jones, chief executive at Sita UK, said: “Naturally, we’re very pleased to have the opportunity to continue our relationship with Rochford District Council for another seven years and we look forward to further improving on the excellent level of service that the residents of the district have come to expect.”
Cllr Keith Gordon, the council’s portfolio holder for the environment, added: “We have been very happy with the excellent work Sita UK has undertaken to help us maintain our status as the top recycling authority in England. We hope we can continue building on the accomplishments of the last seven years and achieve even greater success in the future.”
Since 2008, Rochford’s recycling rate has risen from under 20% to 66.7%.