Taylor secures first local authority waste contract on Kray twins burial ground

Published:  10 September, 2012

The UK's largest steel waste container manufacturer, Taylor, has secured its first rental contract with a local authority and paved the way for councils looking to reduce their capital expenditure on waste management services.

The new partnership will see Taylor provide the London Borough of Waltham Forest with a waste solution for its 44-acre Chingford Mount Cemetery, the site of the Kray twins' burial plot.

The move will cut the Local Authority's annual expenditure on waste containers, eliminate road repair bills generated through heavy waste collection vehicles damaging the cemetery's internal road network and make manual waste collection less challenging for the Council's employees.

Taylor will now lease 16 Continental 1100 litre containers to the London Borough, which will be towed using a John Deer Gator vehicle, to the central collection point as opposed to being individually collected with a standard waste collectionvehicle.

Garry Bagridge of the London Borough of Waltham Forest, comments: “Renting the bins direct from Taylor will enable us to save costs and reallocate our budget to other public services. Generating as much value from the products and services we purchase is a priority. Our new partnership means we will still benefit from the level of quality and service associated with a Taylor bin without having to tie up money in owning them outright.”

The agreement will cater for twowaste streams including organic recyclate, generated from the flowers left at the Cemetery, and general waste.

Dave Buckley of Taylor adds: “This partnership demonstrates how local authorities can save money by changing their approach to procuring waste management services. In a climate where budgets have been cut, leasing products and services direct from manufacturers is increasingly becoming a viable and more economically sustainable alternative to purchasing them.”

Capitalising on Taylor's ability to produce waste containers in bespoke colours and in line with Waltham Forest's brand identity, the 16 units are green and black and include the logos of both the Local Authority and the cemetery.

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