New waste collection contract is awarded

ROTHER has joined forces with three other East Sussex councils to deliver a waste plan.

The other councils are Hastings, Eastbourne, Wealden and East Sussex County Council.

They have awarded a ten year contract to deliver waste and recycling collections, street cleansing and beach cleaning to Kier Service Environmental.

The contract, which will cover nearly 200,000 properties over a 550sq mile area, is expected to save the partnership an estimated £30million over the next decade.

“We are delighted to have been selected by the partnership in what was a very competitive bidding process,” said Nicola Peake, Kier Environmental MD. “Our first priority will be to immediately mobilise our expertise to ensure we can start providing the very best service from day one.”

“Our overall vision is to provide best value for residents and a truly integrated environmental service which meets and surpasses the aims and aspirations of the Partnership, residents and local business.  A contract management process has been agreed to ensure the service maintains a high standard.”

A formal contract signing will take place in early December.