Urbaser Wins Major London Borough Contract
Waltham Forest Council has awarded its 6 year 4 month combined Street Cleansing and Ground Maintenance Contract valued at £43m to Urbaser. The partnership starting in June this year will see Urbaser manage the contract as a whole, with the company delivering the street cleansing service directly and sub-contracting the grounds maintenance service to Sodexo.
The street cleansing service will comprise the mechanical and manual sweeping covering approximately 414km of public highway (standard and dual carriageway). The service will also include the emptying and cleansing of litter bins and street washing in strategic locations.
The grounds maintenance service will be responsible for cutting approximately 1,800,000sqm of landscaped areas within 85 parks and open space (including 6 premier parks), 4 leisure centres, 7 schools, 14 social service centres and various other public facilities.
Javier Peiro, Managing Director at Urbaser comments:
“Our newly formed partnership with Waltham Forest Council is a momentous achievement for Urbaser’s Municipal Services division in the UK to date. This contract also offers the company significant strategic and profile benefits that only a London borough offers”.
“Urbaser will deliver real benefits for the Borough in the form of enhanced levels of cleanliness and appearance coupled with continuous improvements and efficiency savings.”