It was announced today that the firm May Gurney are the fornt runners to get the coveted £126m waste and recycling contract, ahead of the current providers. It is expected that councillors will confirm the company as the preferred bidder when they meet sometime in September.
Apart from the harmonisation of waste collection across the Cheshire West and Chester council area there will also be a new kitchen food waste recycling service, wich along with other improvements is expected to take the recycling rate across the borough to over 60% within two years. You can read the full story on the letsrecycle.com site here.
With this level of recycling being committed to across Cheshire it does rather beg the question as to where the waste for these proposed incinerators is actually going to come from. Given this latest announcement the one thing we can be certain of is that it won’t be from round here!