Registration of interest called for Kerbside Collection
2 March 2007
Christchurch City Council is calling for contractors to register their interest in the management of the City’s domestic waste.
The waste management consists of three contracts:
1. A household kerbside service including a fortnightly collection of recyclables, a weekly collection of organics (food scraps and green waste) and a weekly collection of residual rubbish.
2. Organic processing which would include the design, build and operation of an organics processing facility.
3. Recycling processing which would include the design, build and operation of a materials recycling facility.
Contractors can register their interest in one or more of the contracts.
Chair of the Council’s Zero Waste Working Party Cr Carole Evans says the Council is looking for a flexible solution to help the Council achieve its waste reduction goals.
"We have heard what residents have said that they would like in a kerbside collection and the Working Party has received information and presentations about a range of facilities, and now it’s time to go to the market."
Contractors have until noon on Wednesday, 4 April to register their interest with the Council.
Shortlisted tenderers will be required to participate in an interactive tender process during May involving site visits and interviews.
The contracts are scheduled to be formally tendered in June and awarded in October 2007 for a rollout of services in early 2009.
Last year the Council established a working party - consisting of Councillors Bob Shearing, Graham Condon, Sally Buck and Carole Evans, staff and invited parties. The Zero Waste Working Party was tasked to explore current and potential solutions to help the Council work toward its waste reduction goals, and the vision and targets contained in its Waste Management Plan 2006.
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