Issue details

19/00040 - South West Kent Dry Recyclables Processing Contract - SC18061



Due to changes to the mix of co-mingled dry recyclable materials collected by both Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (TWBC) and Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council (TMBC) from 30th September 2019, Kent County Council (KCC) needs to source an alternative supplier to process this waste for recycling and re-processing.


The dry recyclable waste collected by the Borough Partnership cannot be incorporated into the existing contract as the composition of the material is different.


The Contract will be environmentally beneficial as the materials will be recycled therefore avoiding less desirable environmental impact.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than two Electoral Divisions;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 29/04/2019

Decision due: Not before 27th Jun 2019 by Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport and Waste
Reason: In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport and Waste

Lead director: Simon Jones

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: David Beaver, Head of Network Management and Performance 03000411620 Email:


The proposed decision was considered at the Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee on 24 May 2019.

Financial implications: Indicative contract expenditure is funded through existing operational waste management budget; however, commodity prices do fluctuate as they are market driven. Such factors can affect overall cost.

Legal implications: Provision of such disposal services is a statutory obligation under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and other such legislation

Equalities implications: An EQIA has been carried out and no equalities implications have been identified. The DPIA assessment reflects that there is no collection of personal data.


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