Issue details

Contract Award - Street Sweepings Processing

In October 2017 the County Council entered into a contract with Biffa Waste Services Limited to process and recycle street sweepings.


The contract allows the County Council to divert street sweepings from landfill and push the material further up the waste hierarchy to recycle 99% of the material. This has saved the Council around £2.6m over the life of the current contract to-date due to a significantly lower price per tonne for processing compared to other disposal routes. 


The initial three-year processing contract has already been extended to its maximum term of five years and will end on 1 October 2022.


The Assistant Director of Environment and Public Protection will undertake the procurement process for the provision of street sweepings processing services (reception into facility, recycling, treatment and disposal). Upon the conclusion of that process, the Assistant Director will be asked to award the contract based on the most advantageous bid after technical and financial evaluation.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/01/2022

Decision due: August 2022 by Assistant Director (Environment and Public Protection)

Lead member: Assistant Director (Environment and Public Protection)

Contact: Gareth Rollings, Commissioning and Infrastructure Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 24161.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.



District and Borough Councils in West Sussex

Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel. 033 022 26052

Background papers

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