Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon District Councils have awarded a joint refuse and recycling services contract to Biffa Waste Services Ltd.
Starting in August 2022, the new South Warwickshire service will include the introduction of a 123+ system, with separate weekly food waste collections, fortnightly co-mingled dry recycling collections and three-weekly residual waste collections, with the aim of reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill.
Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment & Neighbourhood Services Cllr Alan Rhead commented: ‘We’re very pleased to have awarded this contract to Biffa who have a strong track record in waste management throughout the UK and have demonstrated their commitment to improving recycling rates and providing households across both districts with an easy, efficient and reliable service.
‘As part of this new contract, we are also working with our neighbouring councils to utilise the new state of the art material recovery facility currently under construction, which will make a real difference to the recycling capabilities of our region.’
Stratford-on-Avon Council’s Portfolio Holder for Climate Change Cllr Ian Shenton added: ‘The new contract with Biffa also brings significant environmental benefits to our area, with the use of more energy efficient vehicles and smarter routing as well as changes to food waste collection processes which will reduce the volume of harmful greenhouse gases entering our waste streams.’
The contract with Biffa Waste Services Ltd. runs until July 2030.