Decision details

Residual Waste Treatment and Disposal Contract with Veolia UK Limited

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Summary of Decision


The Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality has approved the extension of the Residual Waste Treatment and Disposal Contract for waste incineration at SELCHP with Veolia (ES) UK Ltd. for a period of 8 years from 1st April 2024 to 31st March 2032


Reasons for Decision


The contract extension for this contract will enable the City Council to secure its future waste treatment needs at economically advantageous gate fees and comply with its legal duty to arrange for the treatment and disposal of waste. Due to the implementation of new national policy and legislation, the city council expects to recycle more of the waste it manages.


It will also allow for the continued direct delivery of residual waste to SELCHP and dry recyclables to the Southwark MRF which in turn ensures high levels of efficiency on the Contract for Waste and Recycling Collection, Street Cleansing and Ancillary Services. This contract also gives the council access to the supply of electricity from SELCHP to power its electric waste collection fleet at economically advantageous rates compared to purchasing this electricity on the retail market.


Publication date: 28/03/2024

Date of decision: 08/04/2024

Effective from: 16/04/2024

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