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Thurrock council awards £65m of contracts

Thurrock Borough Council has awarded all its contracts for its waste and recycling services in the area.

The £65m seven-year contract was split into seven parts following the council’s decision to review the existing services, which were all provided by Veolia Environmental Services (VES).

A spokesperson for the council said: “The Council is very pleased with the outcome of the procurements which provide robust contractual frameworks for the delivery of services over the coming  seven years.”MRW reported in February that VES was planning on bringing High Court proceedings against the council after it awarded the waste and recycling collection service contract worth £34.2m to its own in-house bid. VES believed the council’s bid was not the best value for money for the residents. However, it decided to drop the proceedings in March.

VES had been awarded the contracts to manage the region’s household waste and recycling centres and bring banks, manage its composting services and dispose of part of its residual waste.

The £1.3m contract to take materials to a materials recycling facility was won by Fax Nordic Recycling, which will use an existing plant in Tilbury. And the £2.7m contract to dispose of its kitchen and garden waste through in-vessel composting was awarded to Verdant Group.

Additionally, in March this year WRG won a £21m contract to treat and dispose of the area’s residual household waste. It will send the 35,000 tonnes of household waste to its Allinton energy from waste facility in Kent.

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