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FCC Environment signs deal with Barrow Borough Council

06 Jan 2017 13:54

Following a competitive tender process, FCC Environment has been confirmed by Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council as its preferred supplier for Refuse, Recycling and Street Cleansing throughout the Borough.

The contract, which will commence on 1st April 2017 being let for an initial 7 years with an opportunity to extend and will see approximately £2 million invested to deliver and improve services in the area.

Barrow-in-Furness is one of six district councils in Cumbria.  It consists of the large coastal town of Barrow-in-Furness, the small market town of Dalton-in-Furness and the parishes of Askam & Ireleth and Lindal & Marton with an area of 7,796 hectares. The Borough is more urban in nature than the other districts in Cumbria with over 90% of residents living in wards classified as urban. Barrow in Furness has a population of approximately 71,000.

The Borough contains approximately 33,500 dwellings, many of which are of traditional terraced types with wide back streets and it is the Council’s intention to offer a weekly residual kerbside collection and a fortnightly dry recyclate kerbside collection.

FCC Environment Regional Director Stuart Mander commented “FCC Environment has a growing reputation for service excellence across Refuse, Recycling and Street Cleansing services whilst delivering cost efficient operations to support Authorities and we are delighted to have been appointed by Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council to carry out these vital functions on their behalf.

Alan Barker, Streetcare Manager for the Borough, commented that it was a very competitive tendering Process, and the council are really pleased and looking forward to working in partnership with FCC to provide the services to the residents of the Borough.

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