David Beaver (Head of Waste Management) was in attendance for this item.
1. Miss Carey (Cabinet Member for Environment) introduced the report that sought Members approval to enter into a contract for Collection, Reception and Disposal of Clinical Waste materials collected at the kerbside by all Waste Collection Authorities in Kent.
2. Mr Beaver informed the Committee that Kent County Council, as the Waste Disposal Authority under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, had a statutory duty to provide clinical disposal services. Waste Management had worked closely with Strategic Commissioning to test the market and work was underway to evaluate the tenders. Subject to Committee approval, the contract would be effective from 1 January 2020 for a four-year period.
3. It was RESOLVED that the proposed decision (19/00090) to be taken by the Cabinet Member for Environment, to award a new contractual arrangement for the Collection, Reception and Disposal of Clinical Waste collected by the Waste Collection Authorities; and to enter into an up to 4 year arrangement based upon the indicative gate fees, be endorsed.