Future of waste in balance

editorial image

The future of waste collections and disposals in Calderdale has been discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet.

At the meeting of Cabinet on Monday, it was agreed that the procurement process for new waste arrangements needed to begin shortly, and that the process should move forward.

The current contracts for waste collection and waste treatment are both due to expire in the next two years. The council is looking at the future plans for both the services now, to ensure there is plenty of time for procurement processes, said a spokesman.

In 2008, the contract for waste and recycling collections, transport to disposal points and operation of the Household Waste Recycling Centres was awarded - with controversy over its effect and eventual closure of Calder Valley based Kerbside - to SITA (UK) Ltd. This contract is due to expire in 2016.

It’s proposed that the new contract would involve a lesser degree of change, and the council will now look at who is best placed to deliver future provisions in the borough.

The council will now look at advertising the contracts for both waste collection services and for the treatment of municipal waste. The procurement process for both contracts is due to begin in September this year.