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Decision details

Waste and Street Cleansing Commissioning: Specification for Waste & Recycling Procurement

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The purpose of this paper is to highlight the main differences and enhancements from the current Phase C, Lot 1 Waste and Recycling Contract Specification to the proposed Waste and Recycling Contract Specification that will come into effect in 2025. The paper also outlines the associated costs for each of the proposed waste and recycling services (including the additional costs for any enhancements).




That Cabinet:

A. Agreed the proposed enhancements to the waste and recycling service specification in order that the specification can be finalised for submission to the Greater London Assembly as required by the Greater London Authority Act 1999.

B. Noted the estimated costs associated with each of the proposed enhancements and agree that final costs for the agreed enhancements be allowed for in the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy from 2025/26.

C. Noted the rationale and intended benefits of each of the proposed enhancements. D. Noted that the final version of the specification for submission to the Greater London Authority will be signed off by the Executive Director for Environment, Civic Pride and Climate in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Local Environment, Green Spaces and Climate.

E. Noted the possible impacts on the collection service that will need to be accommodated due to government plans for the potential standardisation of recycling and waste collections across England, the application of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging and the adoption of a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) nationally.

F. Noted that proposed enhancements to the specification for the street cleansing service will be reported to Cabinet for decision at a later date

Report author: John Bosley

Publication date: 19/05/2023

Date of decision: 17/05/2023

Decided at meeting: 17/05/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 25/05/2023

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