New contractor for rubbish takes over
Central Hawke’s Bay has a new contractor looking after your rubbish collection and disposal.
The CHB District Council has awarded a new contract for the delivery of its Solid Waste Services to Smart Environmental Limited.
The council says the new contractor, responsible for kerbside collection of rubbish and recycling, along with the operation of the district’s transfer stations, is a further enhancement to support the surge of positivity, growth and development that CHB is experiencing.
Smart Environmental Limited is a recognised leader in the New Zealand recycling industry, with more than 400 staff delivering waste and recycling services throughout New Zealand, with strong business values of partnership, trust and performance.
The council says awarding of the contract comes after a competitive, comprehensive and robust process to find a contractor for a term of up to 11 years.
It is the second of two major procurements completed by the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council, following the awarding of a new contract for its Three Waters and Open Spaces Maintenance Services in July. Council unanimously approved a report to award Smart Environmental the Contract at an extraordinary council meeting held September 27.
“This new contract represents a further strategic partnership that will be a cornerstone in supporting the continuing transformation and lift in the overall performance of Central Hawke’s Bay District Council,” says chief executive Monique Davidson.
The new strategic partnership provides an opportunity for council and the community to reconsider its environmental responsibilities and ways of managing waste now and into the future, through projects and a further review of its Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (SWMMP).
Smart Environmental will begin services in Central Hawke’s Bay on October 20 — earlier than anticipated, with the incumbent contractor giving notice to council that it will end its services on October 19.