Elected members of the Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority (MWDA) in the UK selected Veolia Environmental Services (UK) as the Preferred Bidder on behalf of the Merseyside and Halton Waste Partnership for its twenty year Waste Management and Recycling Contract due to commence in June 2009.
The Preferred Bidder will work in partnership with MWDA to provide sustainable waste management with a major recycling infrastructure investment programme including a new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Liverpool. The new facilities and a comprehensive refurbishment programme of the existing infrastructure are designed to give a major impetus to recycling on Merseyside. The bid includes: Investing in the construction and operation of an advanced new MRF at Gillmoss, Liverpool with a capacity of up to 100,000 tonnes per annum; Refurbishment and management of a network of 16 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs); Investing in improving the performance of the existing Bidston MRF; Operation of the existing four transfer stations servicing the waste collection authorities; Transport of residual waste to landfill.
The appointment of the Preferred Bidder is part of a major procurement exercise by the MWDA with its five local District Council partners and Halton Borough Council targeting improved recycling rates across the Merseyside and Halton area.