Joint Waste Collection & Street Cleaning Contract
The JWCC is a major initiative to increase recycling and reduce the cost of collecting and disposing of the county's waste.
Residents in Mole Valley, Elmbridge, Surrey Heath and Woking are to receive an improved rubbish and recycling collection service.
As well as a better service, the new joint waste contract with Amey will save taxpayers more than £2 million a year. It is the first contract of its kind in Surrey, was part-funded by the Surrey Waste Partnership and supported by Surrey County Council as the waste disposal authority.
The contract covers all aspects of waste collection including household rubbish, recycling, garden waste, recycling banks, clinical waste, replacement bins and the opportunity to introduce a commercial waste service. It will also include street cleaning and associated activities including street sweeping, bin emptying, weed control, graffiti removal, and fly-tipping and fly-posting clearance. The contract will last for 10 years, with the option to extend.
The contract will have a staggered start depending on when each council's current contract ends. The earliest is Elmbridge in June 2017, followed by Woking in September 2017, Surrey Heath in February 2018 and Mole Valley in August 2018 for waste and recycling and April for 2019 street cleaning. Other Surrey councils have the opportunity to join as the contract progresses.
To find out more visit the Surrey Waste Partnership website.