Bristol Council signs integrated waste deal

Bristol City Council has signed a contract with council owned the Bristol Waste Company (BWC) to manage waste collection and disposal services in the region, as part of 10-year deal.

BWC initially temporarily took over the services in 2015, however a new long-term contract has now been agreed. It is hoped the services will help reduce littering and fly-tipping and increase recycling.

The council maintained that the new deal would be monitored against a number of goals and that it would also need to produce an annual business plan.

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees said: "We hope a 10 year contract would allow us more stability to make serious progress towards tidying up our streets. We have been given a real opportunity to make a difference to Bristol's streets, and after considering all the facts, we believe that Bristol Waste Company offer us the best chance to achieve our ambitious goals for the city."

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