Contracts and Contractors

Somerset Waste Partnership manages waste and recycling services on behalf of all local authorities in Somerset.  We deliver the services primarily through contracts with two contractors, as follows.

1. Core Services Contract relating to Household Waste Recycling Centre Operation (including Household Hazardous Waste Collection, Storage & Disposal), Composting, the Landfilling of Waste, the Operation of Delivery Points and Transportation of Waste

Contractor –  Viridor Ltd

Value –  Circa £23m per annum

Initial duration of contract – 16 years

Start Date –  14th May 2006

End Date –  31st March 2022, extendable by up to 9 years to 31st March 2031

2. Refuse and Recycling Collections Contract (including, clinical, bulky, garden waste collections and container delivery)

Contractor – Kier MG

Value – Circa £14m per annum

Initial duration of contract – 7 years

Start Date – 12th Oct 2007

End Date – Was extended in 2012 until 2021 with a further option to extend by a further 7 years