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Arun council renews Biffa waste collections contract

By 30/01/2017News

Biffa has been awarded a renewed three-year contract for the collection of waste and recycling, and beach and street cleansing services on behalf of Arun district council.

The new contract is effective from February 2017, and has an annual value of around £5 million, as well as an option of a three-year extension.

Biffa has carried out collections of recyclables and waste from Arun households since 2003

Biffa has carried out collections of recyclables and waste from Arun households since 2003

Biffa has carried out waste services on behalf of the West Sussex district council – which includes the towns of Bognor Regis, Arundel and Littlehampton – since 2003.

The district has both urban and rural properties, with parts of the district sitting within the South Downs National Park. In total the district has close to 66,000 households.


As part of the service, Biffa collects recyclables including metal cans, paper and magazines, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, and cartons from households commingled in a blue-lidded green wheeled bin on a fortnightly basis.

The contractor also carries out a fortnightly collection of garden waste, from properties participating in the optional ‘Green Waste Club’ subscription service, which costs residents £63.50 to opt into for 12 months.

Commenting on the contract, Dan Cox, interim cleansing operations manager at Arun district council, said: “The Biffa team has provided reliable, effective and efficient waste and street cleansing services for well over a decade, and we look forward to more of the same.”

Roger Edwards, managing director of Biffa’s municipal division, commented: “Biffa’s outstanding record of retaining contracts owes everything to the professionalism, flexibility and commitment of our staff.

“Arun is no different, and we’re delighted that the district’s residents will continue to receive quality waste and cleansing services from us for at least the next three to six years.”

Biffa has a total of 118 staff and 44 vehicles working to service the contract.

Biffa is also due to begin a new seven-year contract from March 2017 with North Somerset council, announced last summer (see story) worth close to £50 million.

The company is now publicly trading on the London Stock Exchange, after having floated in October 2016 (see story).

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Source: Waste Managment