Veolia wins £8m waste contract in Wycombe
Waste management firm Veolia Environmental Services has won a waste contract with Wycombe District Council following a competitive tender, which will commence in April 2010.
The £8 million contract builds on the success of Veolia’s partnership with Wycombe District Council and includes a new contract for street cleansing service in addition to the existing household collection service.
The contract will see the introduction of split bodied collection vehicles with separate compartments for cans and plastics and a separate unit for paper.
VES chief operating officer Tom Spaul said by introducing spilt bodied collection vehicles Veolia “are able to make positive strides towards reducing our carbon footprint which builds on our commitment to continually enhance our environmental credentials”.
Wycombe District Council cabinet member for wellbeing and neighbourhoods councillor Audrey Jones said: “Recycling rates in the Wycombe district are currently at about 44 per cent and we hope that this new contract, which will make it easier for our residents to recycle their household waste, will result in an even higher rate. And cleaner streets, which we know is a priority for our residents, will make the Wycombe district an even more attractive place to live, work and visit.”