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Derby City Council and Nottingham City Council are set to launch a new combined ‘Metro’ commercial waste service in the region to provide a more efficient service.
If backed by the council’s cabinets this month, the combined commercial waste service will offer businesses a high quality, efficient service and boost the market share of Derby’s £47 million commercial waste market. Nottingham City Council currently provide services to close to a quarter of the city’s £20 million commercial waste market.
If approved, the new service will start from 1 April 2018 and will be operated by Nottingham City Council.
Asaf Afzal, Derby City Council’s cabinet member for Neighbourhoods and Public Protection, said: “Commercial waste is an ideal area for us to look at how we can bring benefits to local people and businesses in both Derby and Nottingham through the two City Councils working more closely together. The new ‘Metro’ service demonstrates a true partnership and will maximise potential income which will make a direct contribution to protect frontline public services for residents of Derby and Nottingham.
“Sharing services is part of our vision to move beyond efficiency and transform the way local services are delivered for the benefit of communities. It enables local authorities to improve productivity, bringing us closer together to share innovation and learn from each other.”
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