Sustainable waste management company, Biffa, has secured an eight-year waste collection and cleansing deal on the Isle of Anglesey.
The £40 million contract which comes with an option to extend will commence on 1 April 2021.
Biffa’s workforce have 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 recycling counties in the UK and consistently achieve high recycling rates. The level of cleanliness of streets and beaches has also developed into one of the best in Wales in recent years.
Commenting on the new contract award, Anglesey’s Waste Management portfolio holder, Councilor Bob Parry 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.”
Roger Edwards Managing Director of Biffa’s Municipal division, added: “We are very excited to be working on this new contract with the Isle of Anglesey County Council, helping it to maintain the high standards achieved and increasing recycling rates even further. At Biffa 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.”
Initiatives next year will include 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 in the first instance to ensure a smooth transition.