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Ealing Council has announced that the contract for its multi-million pound Clean and Green contract has been awarded to ECT Recycling.


The Council say that a rigorous scoring process identified ECT as the clear winner on both quality and price.   Five companies submitted tenders for the contract and all were assessed against a range of criteria including resources, technical method statements and management systems.  


The process was presented to and approved by a Scrutiny panel made up of representatives of all three political parties in Ealing.  


ECT will take over the council's integrated waste and recycling services on March 1st 2005 for a minimum of seven years, working in a partnering approach with the council to build upon and improve current levels of service. Improving recycling rates will be key to the contract as Ealing must meet strict government targets in 2005/06.


A new kitchen waste collection service will also be introduced in 2005 as part of the new contract.


Councillor John Delaney, Cabinet Member for Streets and Environment, said, "Refuse collection and recycling are issues that affect every one of our residents and therefore the Clean and Green contract is one of the council's largest and most important contracts.    The council has been committed to developing and carrying out the most rigorous and robust tendering process possible to ensure the best outcome for our residents. "

ECT is the largest not-for-profit recycling company in the UK, starting off as Ealing Community Transport and diversifying into recycling in the 1980s. Following its work in Ealing, it has won contracts in other London Boroughs including Hounslow and outside London. When it first started up, grants made up 60% of ECT's funding but they have been reduced substantially.

December 22, 2004