Snowy Monaro Regional Council and REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd (REMONDIS) have announced the beginning of the new waste contract for the region from July 1, 2017.
The tender for the waste and recyclables kerbside collections in Bombala, and the waste and recyclables bulk transportation and management was released to the open market in May for a competitive tender process as required under the Local Government Act.
An independent tender assessment panel reviewed all submissions and undertook a detailed assessment to determine the best option for achieving the required delivery of service for the community.
“General manager, Joseph Vescio signed the contract on behalf of council late last week and has advised me that the new contract is the best value option for ratepayers with expected savings in excess of $5 million over five years,” Snowy Monaro Regional Council administrator, Dean Lynch said.
“Council made this decision in the best interests of the ratepayer to minimise the future cost for the delivery of these services.”
REMONDIS will establish a depot in the Snowy Monaro and has started recruitment for positions relevant to the contract. REMONDIS brings to the region a wealth of knowledge in the waste and recycling sector.
“REMONDIS is excited to expand its services in the region and looks forward to delivering exceptional customer service in partnership with council under the new contract”, REMONDIS’ NSW/ACT manager, Susie McBurney said.
Council would like to thank the existing contractors W&W Hampshire Plumbing in Bombala and Burchalls Transport and Recycling in Cooma for their exceptional delivery of services in the past for each of the former council areas.
The new contract will allow the community to take advantage of integrated recycling with paper, cardboard, glass and plastics able to be placed in the one recycling bin for collection.
REMONDIS Australia was founded in 1982 and started operations with a municipal bin supply and waste collection contract for Penrith City Council, in Sydney.