Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
KCC currently has three contracts for the management and operation of the waste sites that fall within the scope of this project.
KCC has a statutory responsibility to provide municipal waste collection facilities for residents to deposit their civic waste through Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) and to make final disposal of all waste, which includes kerbside collected waste; such waste is transferred, bulked and hauled to final disposal processors through a network of Transfer Stations. Kerbside waste is collected by the District Councils who are the Statutory Waste Collection Authority and transferred to KCC as the Waste Disposal Authority.
Contracts for the operation and management of HWRC & Transfer Stations provide plant, labour, bulking and haulage to process Kent’s municipal waste and to maximise recycling and transport materials to final disposal points for treatment or energy recovery.
Waste Management operates 18 HWRCs and incorporated within this, are six Transfer Stations. The management and operation of these sites is currently contracted to four Providers. These contractual arrangements are delivered through three Lots, 0, 1 and 2.
Options that have been considered:
The current Supplier operates two contract Lots 1 & 2. These were awarded in 2014, the initial six-year term concludes at 31st October 2020, the option of a further six-year extension is not viable as the Supplier is unprepared to enter into an extension period without substantially modifying contract rates, material risk and increasing overhead costs. Extension is not therefore a recommended option. Lot 0 is operated by Commercial Services Group; this agreement is due to end on 31st October 2020.
As Cabinet Member for Environment, I agree to award new service contracts for the Management and Operation of Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) and Waste Transfer Stations (WTSs) in Kent, including haulage.
Publication date: 12/12/2019
Date of decision: 12/12/2019
Effective from: 20/12/2019