Decision details

20/00012 - Temporary arrangements for Transfer Station Services for Folkestone & Hythe municipal waste

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes




Kent County Council is the Statutory Waste Disposal Authority for the County managing the disposal of Waste Collection Authority’s kerbside collected waste, delivered to Transfer Station facilities throughout Kent.


Due to the completion of the East Kent Waste Partnership, this transfers the title of recyclable waste to KCC in January 2021. KCC needs to plan for the receipt, bulking and haulage services for kerbside waste collected within Folkestone & Hythe District Council as the limited existing facility is no longer available within the District.


The waste categories and tonnages involved, require extensive permitting arrangements at sensitively located facilities in the east of the County to mitigate the need for Waste Collection vehicles to exceed administrative areas.


The Contract will be for temporary services whilst KCC considers a bid for capital funding for a Transfer Station to be constructed within the District. The Transfer Station services will facilitate segregation and management of the waste to avoid the use of landfill as a disposal option and maximise recycling levels.



As Cabinet Member for Environment, I agree to commission and award a short-term contractual arrangement for a facility to receive, bulk and haul municipal waste to cover KCC’s Statutory Requirement as the Waste Disposal Authority.              

Publication date: 13/02/2020

Date of decision: 13/02/2020

Effective from: 21/02/2020

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