Engineering and project management company has been hired as technical advisor to Isle of Wight Council for it to find a new waste contractor.
The council intends to procure an integrated waste services contract in 2015.
AMEC has already supported the council in the development of an outline business case by undertaking an initial appraisal of collection and treatment options.
The intention of the contract is to increase the levels of household recycling to 60 per cent by 2025, from a current level of 28 per cent. The council also wishes to divert 86 per cent of waste away from landfill.
AMEC project manager Steve Blackburn said: “We are delighted to be working with the council to help bring real environmental benefits to the Isle of Wight.
“A key aspect of our work will be to view the island’s waste holistically and seek efficiencies through managing commercial and industrial waste alongside municipal waste.
“The challenge is to ensure the end result represents the best technical solution and value for money for maximising recycling and composting, recovering energy and reducing waste sent to landfill.”