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Cabinet agrees to award contract for waste and street cleaning services

Published: Thursday, 15 December 2022

Havering Council’s Cabinet last night (Wednesday 14 December 2022) agreed to award its waste collection and street cleaning service.

Following a standstill period after awarding the contract, the name of the contractor will be announced in early January 2023.

The new contract will start on 30 July 2023.

The contractor will take on the current in-house street cleansing service, as well as the existing outsourced waste and recycling and weed control services.

The agreement will also include the green garden waste service, fly-tipping clearance, graffiti cleaning and collection of clinical and bulky waste.

The contract will cost £90million over eight years – with the option to extend for a further eight at a cost of £180million in total. 

The new contract, as well as continuing with weekly waste and recycling collections will also see an improved recycling offer.

With glass being added to household orange sack collections for the first time. Plastic pots, tubs and trays will also be collected.

As part of the Council’s commitment to a greener borough and Climate Action Plan, more environmental-friendly vehicles will be added to the Council’s fleet for collections.

This includes electric power for smaller vehicles in the fleet. 

Councillor Ray Morgon, Leader of Havering Council, said:

“The award of this contract is great news for our residents and for our borough.

“We will be announcing further details of the contractor shortly and we will keep both residents and staff fully informed.

“The award ensures continuity of the high level of service that residents have come to expect.”