To consider the report of the Deputy Chief Executive.
Please note that this report will be sent ‘to follow’ because the Waste and Recycling Task and Finish Group will consider the matter on 12 July 2021, after the publication of this agenda.
Members considered the report CE7/21 of the Chair of the Waste and Recycling Task and Finish group in respect of options for the delivery of waste, recycling and other front line services.
Members’ attention was drawn to the recommendation of the Task and Finish group to extend the existing contracts with the current provider until March 2027.
Councillor Wicks informed Members that the Task and Finish Group had taken into account of how other adjoining Councils were moving forward on the issue.
Councillor Ryland referred to the need to receive value for money on any further negotiation with the current provider.
Les Clark, Deputy Chief Executive, advised Members that any extension of the contracts with the current provider would be under the same terms and conditions as the current contracts. He advised that the Task and Finish group would be considering the configuration of collection services in the context of the emerging national Resources and Waste Strategy and would provide the Committee with a price indexation on both contracts.
Members requested that the extension of contracts take account of possible service delivery improvements and maximum possible benefit in terms of reducing carbon footprint to contribute to the Sustainable priority in the Corporate Plan.
and RECOMMENDED that Council agree that the current contracts providers, with Urbaser Ltd and Cumbria Waste Recycling Ltd, for the delivery of waste, recycling and other front line services, be extended for a period of 5 years from April 2022, as provided for in the terms of the existing contracts.