Decision details

Waste Collection and Street Cleansing Contract Extension

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways, Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Extension of Waste Collection and Street Cleansing Contract with Veolia ES Ltd. from September 2020 to September 2024

Decision:

1.          That this report be exempt from disclosure by virtue of the Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 12A Part 1, paragraph 3 (as amended), in that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

 

2.              That the Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways and the Cabinet Member for Finance and Regeneration approved the extension of the Waste and Recycling Collection, Street Cleansing and Ancillary Services Contract with the organisation as set out in the report. for one year from 16th September 2020 to 15th September 2021.

3.              That the Cabinet Member for Environment & City Management and the Cabinet Member for Finance and Regeneration approved the continuation of the Food Waste and Recycling Processing contracts with the organisation as set out in the report. to be coterminous with the main contract to 15th September 2021.

 

Reasons for Decision

 

The scale of change to both how waste services operate and are funded from 2023 requires a new strategic approach to future waste management in Westminster. The social and economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Westminster and its implications for waste and cleansing services will also need to be fully assessed. This requires an investment of time and external challenge to ensure that the services we procure in future not only meet the changing legislative requirements but also future proof the services for the longer term. An extension of one year provides the time to develop the strategy to prepare for future challenges.

Publication date: 25/08/2020

Date of decision: 24/11/2020

Date comes into force if not called in: 03/09/2020

Call-in deadline date: 02/09/2020