Issue details

19/00067 - Waste Transfer Services, including reception, bulking and haulage services (Canterbury, Thanet, and Dover).



Due to the very limited KCC waste infrastructure in East Kent, there is a continued requirement to commission Waste Transfer Station services from third parties to deliver KCC’s statutory role as Waste Disposal Authority. There are currently no KCC owned Waste Transfer facilities in Thanet, Canterbury and Folkestone with only very limited, unsustainable capacity at Dover Transfer Station.


KCC Waste Management proposes to put in place three contracted services to deliver the statutory requirements of Waste Management disposal and to ensure designated facilities for the continuity of supply for the reception, bulking and haulage of kerbside collected waste from Canterbury City Council, Thanet District Council and Dover District Council. This is a statutory undertaking of the Waste Disposal Authority.




Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/09/2019

Decision due: Not before 2nd Oct 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 Waste Management and Business Services 03000 411620 Email:


The proposed decision was considered and endorsed at the Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee on 10 October 2019.

Financial implications: Revenue cost of £15.7m total for the overall cost to KCC over the total term of up to a seven-year contract.

Legal implications: Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, as the Waste Disposal Authority, KCC has a legal obligation to provide a waste disposal service. The proposed commissioning solution enables the Authority to discharge its statutory duty as Waste Disposal Authority. KCC will be using Regulation 12 (Public Contracts between entities within the public sector) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 to vary this Contract.

Equalities implications: Equalities implications: No issues identified at early stage EqIA, note that this should be reviewed as project continues. Data Protection implications: Initial screening is that a full DPIA will not be necessary as no personal data is collected


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