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Allerdale Council brings waste services in-house

Allerdale Waste Services Limited (AWSL) is now providing household waste and recycling collections and trade waste services across the Allerdale borough, after the Council’s Executive decided in September 2019 to bring the service in-house.

AWSL is a company wholly-owned by Allerdale Borough Council and takes over the service provision from Northampton-based firm, FCC Environment, whose contract terminated last week.

Taking the service back in-house has a number of benefits says the Council including greater control over how the service is run and the flexibility to adapt to proposed government changes to waste collection services in the coming years.

Mike Johnson, Deputy Leader of Allerdale, said: “I would like to commend our officers for all their hard work in getting Allerdale Waste Services up and running. This has been a huge project and our hard work will continue in the coming months to make sure that we deliver the service our residents expect.”

Tony Markley, Executive member for environmental services, added: “The decision to bring our waste service in-house through the council-owned company was designed to make sure our residents received the best service possible. We’re determined this venture will be a success but please bear with us over the coming weeks and months as we operate the service through some uncertain times due to the coronavirus response.”

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