The London Borough of Camden has confirmed that Veolia has won an eight-year contract – with a possible eight-year extension – for environmental services in the borough worth an estimated £338m.
Veolia will continue to deliver recycling, waste collection, street cleansing, commercial waste collections and winter maintenance, building on a relationship which goes back to 2003.
The company is also taking on responsibility for public engagement, customer service and marketing commercial waste services.
Estelle Brachlianoff, senior executive vice-president of Veolia UK and Ireland, said that Camden Council was a ”longstanding and highly valued client”.
“We are delighted to be continuing our operations in the borough and we look forward to working in partnership with the council, local residents and businesses to deliver vital services. As Business in the Community’s Responsible Business of the Year 2016, we will support a more sustainable future for everyone in the years ahead.”
Meric Apak, Camden’s cabinet member for sustainability and environment, said: “The new environment services contract will maximise up-to-date technology so that the service becomes both more efficient and responsive, in order to meet the needs of the council, and its residents and businesses.”
In July, four councillors challenged the award of the contract, saying residents were not properly consulted on proposals, including the introduction of a £75 annual charge for garden waste collections. The objections were thrown out.