The deal follows three years of discussions between Hart District Council, Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council and Veolia.

Hart District Council has moved from an in-house collection to the joint venture while Basingstoke & Deane has extended its contract with Veolia that it has held for the past seven years.

One of the main changes to the scheme will be in Basingstoke and Deane where a

phased roll out program of kerbside glass collection is planned.

The new agreement will see Hart maintain its fortnightly household waste collection and Basingstoke & Deane’s weekly collection.

Veolia’s regional director, Ian Williams, said: “Different areas have different waste challenges, but we are pleased to be able to provide a joint solution.

“We anticipate investment into new vehicles to help provide the most efficient service to residents across the area.”

Maxine Perella

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