PC615 Waste and Recycling Collection Service, Processing of Dry Recycling and Associated Environment
Stafford Borough Council | Published December 29, 2015
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Stafford Borough is a mixed urban and rural district covering an area of 597 square kilometres in the middle of the County of Staffordshire. It has a population of approximately 130 000, with 2 main towns, the County town of Stafford and the town of Stone; along with a number of villages of various sizes.
The service currently consists of an alternate weekly collection of, residual, dry recycling, and garden waste from domestic properties. The service includes the processing of dry recycling materials arising from the collections. There are a small number of domestic properties which have weekly collections. Residual and dry recycling collections are made at schools, village halls and churches. Separate paper collections are made at schools using 1100 litre bins. All collection services are currently operated from the council owned centrally located depot (Tollgate Drive, Stafford) which in addition is used to store dry recycling and paper before being transported in bulk, in the case of dry recycling to a MRF and in the case of paper direct to a mill.
Residual waste, garden waste and recycling is collected from all 56,950 properties in the district.
Residual waste is collected using 180, 240 and for larger families 360 litre wheeled bins. Larger 1 100 Litre containers are in place at communal properties. In addition civic amenity visits are made to parishes on Saturdays.
Garden waste is collected from all properties in the district by means of a 240 litre wheeled bin; other than communal blocks.
Dry recycling is collected from all 56,950 properties. The collection is 2 stream using a 40 litre insert in 240 litre wheeled bins .The insert is used for collecting paper, comingled recycling is collected in the body of the wheeled bin. The ownership of dry recycling and paper passes to the contractor who arranges the processing and selling of the material.
An assisted collection service must also be provided where necessary.
A number of ancillary services, including the collection of bulky waste the collection from bring sites the delivery and retrieval of waste and recycling containers, may also be required as part of the contract.
A new contract will be required to commence on 4.2.18.
In addition to the current waste and recycling collection and processing service, the council is considering incorporating the following associated services into the new contract:
1) Street Cleansing and Associated Services, to include:
— mechanical sweeping including mud and leaf clearance,
— removal and disposal of dead animals from the highway,
— manual sweeping,
— removal of litter and emptying of litter bins,
— removal and disposal of fly tipped material,
— removal and disposal of sharps, drug paraphernalia and bodily fluids,
— removal of graffiti,
— cleansing of public toilets,
— replacement and refurbishment of non-highway street furniture,
— removal of weeds from footpaths and roadways,
— replacement and maintenance of street name plates,
— replacement and maintenance of litter bins,
— out of hours call out for street cleansing issues,
— winter gritting of council owned car parks,
— clearance of filthy and verminous properties,
— minor repairs to hard surfacing on council owned land,
— support for council-run events,
— delivery of replacement wheeled bins,
— cleansing and repair of council owned bus shelters;
2) Customer Relations Management in connection with this service;
3) Communications and Public Relations in connection with the service.