Bin collection firm ‘to be sold’
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.