Council agrees new contract for Crewe Household Waste and Recycling Centre with new services
By Ryan Parker
22nd Sep 2022 | Local News
Cheshire East Council has agreed a new contract for the running of Crewe Household Waste and Recycling Centre - announcing a number of new services for 2023.
The council provides seven household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) across the borough. enabling residents to manage items that cannot be dealt with through weekly bin collections.
Following market engagement, consultation and procurement exercises, a new contract has been agreed for the running of the seven sites from 1 April 2023 - including Pyms Lane, Crewe.
This contract includes the creation of two 'reuse shops,' at Crewe and Macclesfield, the introduction of automatic number plate recognition and proof of address checks at each site.
A new facility will be introduced enabling residents to recycle mattresses.
The new contract is for a minimum of five years, managed by the council's wholly-owned environmental services company, Ansa.
It will support Cheshire East's adopted corporate plan and environment and waste strategies - aiming to reduce the amount of waste produced and limit the impact on the environment.
Chair of Cheshire East Council's Environment and communities committee, Cllr Mick Warren, said: "The borough's HWRCs are open seven days per week and deal with 30,000 tonnes of material per year, through 15,000 visits per week.
"The new contract allows us to continue offering the core services at our seven sites, and be able to carry out essential maintenance and site improvement works.
"The council has also worked closely with Ansa to provide opportunities to further the council's corporate objectives to reduce overall levels of waste and provide more opportunities for waste to be reused or recycled."
The automatic number plate recognition and proof of address checks will bring all sites in line with neighbouring authorities, encouraging fairer use and limiting access to Cheshire East residents.
The Reuse shops at Crewe will allow for items, such as tables and chairs, usually disposed of at sites - still in useable condition to be displayed and sold on to others.
There will be greater access to the sites for small traders to provide an affordable recycling and disposable route for material that can be a source of fly-tipping.
The contract also includes the option for a weekly, mobile pop-up household waste service for rural areas and areas where car use is low.
It is hoped this can be introduced during the latter half of the first year - as long as the overall contract costs reduce.
A report on the new contract will be presented to the council's Environment and communities committee on Thursday (September 29), where councillors will be asked to approve recommendations.
The authority is delegated to implement the new contract and to introduce new services as and when they can be afforded.
Crewe's Household Waste and Recycling Centre, Pyms Lane, is currently open from 8:30am to 5pm every day.
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