Veolia, through its subsidiary Veolia ES UK Ltd , has signed a major new recycling and waste services contract spanning four South London boroughs.
The new eight year contract worth over £209 million, with two possible eight year extensions, has seen 330 staff join Veolia from 1 April, when the new contract began.
Veolia will be responsible for delivering a new-look collection service to households in Sutton, as well as an ‘as-is’ (no change) collection service in Merton.
The new service will be introduced in Merton and Croydon in October 2018 and Kingston in April 2019. Veolia will manage recycling and waste collections, street cleansing, commercial waste, recyclate material sales, winter maintenance and vehicle management for one million residents over the four London boroughs.
Veolia UK and Ireland senior executive vice president Estelle Brachlianoff (pictured) said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the contract with the South London Waste Partnership and to continue working with existing clients in Kingston and Croydon as well as beginning new relationships with Merton and Sutton.
“Through the Partnership, we have the opportunity to harmonise services across the four London boroughs to deliver significant cost savings and high quality, reliable services that will boost sustainability and preserve resources.”
The move will see services move from in-house at Merton and Sutton to all being operated by Veolia similar to those already operated in Croydon and Kingston and will help each council achieve cost savings from measures including fortnightly refuse collections, which will help to boost recycling. Residents will be able to recycle a number of materials such as paper, glass, plastic and food waste.
These services will operate alongside the South London Waste Partnership Household Waste and Recycling Centres contract which was awarded to Veolia in July 2015 to manage reuse and recycling of household waste across six sites.