The council has named its recyclables and waste collection contractor for Herefordshire moving forward.

Herefordshire Council has opted to continue with FCC Environment as the county's new contractor after a "thorough and robust procurement process".

The contract includes improvements, agility to welcome future changes over the contract period, and contributions towards low carbon initiatives.


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The vast majority of residents should expect no changes to their rubbish and recycling collection days this year.

Residents are advised to position their waste and recyclables out for collection at the boundary of their property closest to the public highway by 6.30am on collection day.

If any collection times are altered, they will be directly communicated to residents.

The new contract will also feature two fully electric collection vehicles, primarily for servicing Hereford City Centre, taking a step towards both the council and FCC Environment’s Net Zero goals.

The announcement was welcomed by cabinet member for environment, Cllr Elissa Swinglehurst, who said: "The new Recyclables and Waste collection service will be key to helping us to minimise waste and increase reuse, repair and recycling.

"It will also provide a significant contribution to our investment in low carbon projects, and strengthen our stewardship of Herefordshire’s natural resources.

“FCC is our current collection provider and bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge of completing household and business waste collections across Herefordshire.

"We are pleased to continue working with them, and we are confident that our partnership will deliver the stated environmental benefits while continuing to provide an excellent service for county residents.”

Steve Longdon, FCC Environment Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to continue working in partnership with Herefordshire Council, delivering this key service to residents whilst innovating to assist them on their path to net zero by 2030, and having the opportunity to give back to the local communities that we serve.”

The commencement of the revised contract starts on September 1, running for an initial term of eight years, with the option of an extension by up to another 12 years.

For further information on waste and recycling in Herefordshire, residents are encouraged to visit the council's website.