Bin col­lec­tion firm ‘to be sold’

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

AN uN­dER-fire bin col­lec­tion com­pany which has trig­gered a string of com­plaints from house­hold­ers is plan­ning to sell off its busi­ness.

Amey, which is con­tracted by Traf­ford coun­cil to com­plete the bor­ough’s bin rounds and clean its streets through the OneTraf­ford part­ner­ship, has an­nounced it is auc­tion­ing off two sec­tions of its busi­ness.

It is with a view to sell­ing off the whole com­pany next year.

Fer­rovial, the Span­ish own­ers of the ser­vices gi­ant which also part-owns Heathrow Air­port, is plan­ning to first sell off two parts of its brand that be­tween them em­ploy up to 5,000 peo­ple.

A coun­cil spokesper­son said: “We are not an­tic­i­pat­ing any im­pact be­cause any po­ten­tial new own­ers will have to main­tain the cur­rent con­trac­tual obligation­s that Amey has.

“How­ever, we will be look­ing for as­sur­ances re­gard­ing the pri­or­i­ties of any new own­ers so that our res­i­dents re­ceive the best ser­vice pos­si­ble.”

The coun­cil is re­view­ing its ‘su­per con­tract’ with Amey , which was meant to last for at least 20 years.

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