Hull seeks long-term waste contract following provider’s collapse

HULL City Council has approved the procurement of a new long-term waste contract following the collapse of its previous provider.

The council signed a 10-year deal with Impetus Waste Management, trading as Green North East Trading Bidco Limited, in 2015 but the contract was terminated in November last year when the company entered administration.

Since the company’s collapse, officers in the council’s Streetscene Services department have secured emergency provision at the lowest available market rates.

At a meeting on 24 April, Hull’s cabinet agreed to procure a new long-term contract for the provision of residual waste disposal.

The new deal will be for seven years, commencing on 1 April 2018, with the option to extend it for three years, plus an additional two years. This will bring arrangements into line with existing contracts for the management of organic waste, recycling, household waste recycling centres and the central Hull transfer station.

The cabinet also agreed to pursue an interim contract or contracts to cover the period up to 31 March 2018.

The council said market engagement and a “sounding event” with industry representatives in February indicate there may be short-term capacity available between the spring and summer of this year.

The interim negotiated procedure will allow the flexibility to benefit from any opportunities that arise, it added.