This ESPO framework offers customers a quick, simple, reliable and competitive route for procuring their waste and recycling collection and disposal services. In addition to the more common waste and recycling services, this framework also offers a food waste collection and recycling service which offers customers yet further opportunity to both reduce costs (by diverting food waste from landfill) whilst helping meet their environmental aspirations by supporting the zero waste to landfill initiative. The framework is split into the following Lots: Lot 1 - General Waste (Collection and Disposal) Services Lot 2 - Source Separated Recycling Services Lot 3 - Comingled Recycling Services Lot 4 - Food Waste Recycling Services Customers can schedule their annual service requirements in advance by choosing their services and agreeing collection dates, frequency, but with the flexibility to amend their requirement as necessary by giving suitable notice to the service provider. Ad-hoc or emergency collections are also easy to arrange, giving customers yet further flexibility and helping avoid excess waste becoming a nuisance on site. The duration of individual customer contracts will be a minimum of 12 months (but no more than four years). At the end of every 12 months, customers can choose to extend their contracts for a further 12 months by giving 90 days' notice prior to the expiry of their contract or can serve 90 days written notice.
Lot 1 General Waste (Collection and Disposal) Services
All General Waste collected will be disposed of in strict compliance with the terms and requirements of the Controlled Waste Regulations (2012) and all other legislation relating to the collection and disposal of waste valid from the framework commencement date, or as may be amended or revised during the framework term. The service provider shall only use licensed waste treatment or disposal operators to treat or dispose of the waste collected.
Lot 2 Source Separated Recycling (Collection and Disposal) Services
This service offers Customers the option to segregate their recyclable materials into individual receptacles. Source Separated recyclable materials are likely to include; • Paper • Cardboard • Glass • Plastic • Aluminium / Steel Cans • Waxed Cardboard (Tetra-Pak) Please see each service providers’ specific recycling price schedule for confirmation of what materials they can collect on a source separated basis.
Lot 3 Mixed Recycling (Collection and Disposal) Services
Comingled recycling is a popular service as it allows customers to collate certain recyclable materials together in a single receptacle therefore reducing the number of receptacles required on site. Each service provider has access to a Material Recovery Facility (or MRF) where they will take comingled material and segregate it into individual recycling streams for onward recycling. The segregation capabilities of each facility determine which materials each service provider can collect on a comingled basis. The specific materials that each service provider can accept in their comingled receptacles (at this time) are listed within the price schedule ( accompanying this user guide), by supplier. Should the materials vary, the price schedule will be updated. It is always recommended however that you speak to your service provider for specific guidance or further explanation on approved materials to comingle.
Lot 4 Food Waste Recycling (Collection and Disposal) Services
This Service offers Customers the option to segregate their food waste from general waste, prior to it being collected. Where necessary, compostable liners (such as starch or anaerobic sacks), should be used. Food waste will be recycled by the service provider in the most commercially viable way, whether this is by composting, rendering, anaerobic digestion, incineration, or any other environmentally friendly method. However, where food waste is recycled, it will be carried out in strict accordance with all regulation’s and legislation surrounding this method of recycling.