Herefordshire Council are pleased to announce the award of the Recyclables and Waste Collection Contract to FCC Environment following the conclusion of a thorough and robust procurement process.

Rubbish and recycling collection days will remain the same for the vast majority of residents in 2024. Residents are reminded to please put rubbish and recycling out for collection at the boundary of your property closest to the public highway by 06.30am on collection day as collection time may change. Should there be any changes to your collection service, we will contact you directly.

This new contract represents continuity of service for residents, and the new arrangements also include a number of innovations, enhancements and inherent flexibility to respond to anticipated changes over the term of the contract. Key to this will be the permanent deployment of two fully electric collection vehicles in the fleet primarily to serve Hereford City Centre, which is a step towards the Council and FCC’s Net Zero goals.

Cllr Elissa Swinglehurst, Cabinet Member Environment, said: “The new Recyclables and Waste collection service will be key to helping us to minimise waste and increase reuse, repair and recycling. It will also provide a significant contribution to our investment in low carbon projects, and strengthen our stewardship of Herefordshire’s natural resources.

“FCC is our current collection provider and bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge of completing household and business waste collections across Herefordshire. We are pleased to continue working with them, and we are confident that our partnership will deliver the stated environmental benefits while continuing to provide an excellent service for county residents.”

Steve Longdon, FCC Environment Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to continue working in partnership with Herefordshire Council, delivering this key service to residents whilst innovating to assist them on their path to net zero by 2030, and having the opportunity to give back to the local communities that we serve.”

The Contract commences September 1, 2024 for an initial term of eight years and can be extended by up to a further twelve years.