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Veolia scoops £14m council deal

Veolia Environmental Services (VES) has won a £14m contract to provide all recycling and waste collection services for Chesterfield Borough Council.

The seven-year deal will start in November and cover 48,000 domestic premises. Residents will have mixed plastics collected for the first time, alongside glass, cans, aerosols, paper, magazines and cardboard.

The contract also includes the retention of the residual and green waste collection services that have been provided by VES in partnership with the Council for the past eight years.

VES has committed to investing more than £3m in a fleet of collection vehicles that will be fuelled by biodiesel. 

VES chief operating officer Tom Spaul said: “We are pleased to be expanding our service to Chesterfield council. Through this contract, we will provide residents with a more convenient, cleaner service. We also anticipate that the new recycling scheme will help to increase recycling rates, supporting Chesterfield in achieving its carbon footprint targets.”

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