Waste management operator Biffa has won a new eight-year waste collection and cleansing contract on the Isle of Anglesey in Wales.
The deal, worth £40 million over the initial term with an option to extend, begins next April and follows an extensive tendering process.
Biffa’s workforce has been collecting the island’s waste and recycling since 2007.
The existing partnership arrangement between the county council and Biffa has seen Anglesey become one of the best-performing recycling counties in the UK and consistently achieves high recycling rates.
The level of cleanliness of streets and beaches has also developed into one of the best in Wales in recent years, according to the council.
Councillor Bob Parry, Anglesey’s Waste Management portfolio holder, said: “This new contract will allow Anglesey to build on its long-term partnership with Biffa, meet future targets and ensure further success in terms of our recycling efforts. I hope to see the very positive collaborative dialogue and ‘can do’ attitude that has existed between both parties continue into the new contract so that, together, we can maintain high-quality services for the people of Anglesey for many more years to come.”
Initiatives next year will incorporate a new state-of-the-art waste/recycling collection and cleansing fleet and the use of new technology to improve frontline services. All waste collection services will continue as existing to guarantee a smooth transition.
Roger Edwards, managing director of Biffa’s municipal division, added: “We are committed to helping our customers recycle more, and our local Biffa team relish the opportunity to apply this knowledge and experience to achieve this with Anglesey County Council and continue our successful working relationship.”