In brief: local authority waste contract news

Greater London is the focus for the latest municipal waste deals, which involve MBT technology, consultancy services and an estates recycling refurbishment.

Essex Waste Partnership has signed a 25-year contract with a Urbaser/Balfour Beatty consortium for the treatment of residual waste.

As part of the deal, the consortium will build a mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facility for municipal waste as well as street sweepings collected across Essex and Southend.

The facility will treat up to 417,000 tonnes per annum and construction will begin in early 2013, with the facility becoming fully operational in summer 2015, subject to planning permission.

The partnership, comprising Essex County Council and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, has been allocated £100.9m of waste infrastructure credits by the Government to help fund the project.

Meanwhile AMEC has been awarded a major framework contract by the North London Waste Authority to help deliver waste services infrastructure in the north of the city.

AMEC will provide technical and planning services as the authority moves towards implementing two major contracts for waste services and fuel Use.

As part of the deal, AMEC will meet respective bidders, evaluate final tenders and help the authority fine tune proposed solutions. The company will also provide support and advice to the authority’s contract management team to help monitor the construction and commissioning phases.

In the centre of the capital, bin manufacturer Taylor has teamed up with the City of London Corporation to provide the Barbican centre and nearby estates with a contemporary waste management overhaul.

The £50,000 contract will see the installation of 22 street units, 20 bins for WEEE and 15 food waste bins across the sites. The contract includes the design and build of a bespoke metal enclosure to discreetly house oversized waste.

The announcement follows a rigorous refurbishment programme, which saw Taylor lend the City of London Corporation new bins while it refurbished its existing stock. A total of 50 bins were refurbished and delivered back to the estates as new.

Maxine Perella

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