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Maldon District Waste CollectionsIn recent issues we’ve told you about the appointment of Suez to operate the district’s waste collections and recycling.
In March we went to a presentation where they gave us more information on how the service is going to operate.
The contract was awarded in September last year after a 15 month procurement process. Suez took over the contract in February but the changes to the service will start in June.
Melvin Dhorasoo of Suez explained to us they the main changes would be that the majority of residents will be given a 180 litre wheely bin, a supply of pink sacks for recycling and there will be liners for the food caddies. Glass will continue to be collected in the blue boxes. Residents with limited access to the front of the property can continue to use black sacks. The pink sacks will be plastic which is a request of the recycling company and these can be shredded and recycled.
The biggest difference will be the collection days and the type of collections. To avoid the day changes needed for bank holidays all collections will be made from Tuesday to Friday and there will be fortnightly collections of refuse and recycling with alternate weeks to week. Food waste will continue to be collected weekly.
MDC and Suez staff will have access to a sophisticated CRM software system so vehicles can be tracked and with 360 degree cameras on board problems can be assesses. The refuse collectors will have a smart device, with a camera and the two communication will aim to increase efficiency. There will also be the opportunity for residents to use the website to track their collection. The new system should reduce missed collections and avoid spilt litter.
Residents will be receiving letters soon to give details of the new service and in April the new cab technology will go live. During May we can all expect the delivery of our new bins, sacks and liners and on the 6th June the new service will be launches. There will be a series of road shows and information points around the district.
Melvin added that new vehicles have been purchased for the contract and they have a narrower wheel bases and also have rear wheel steering which will make access to some of the narrower streets easier.
MDC have taken on more helpline staff to deal with any questions from residents and these have been trained especially for the task and will have access to the CRM information.
Suez employs 5500 staff in the UK and is already collecting from 12 million UK properties.
MDC deputy leader, Mark Durham told us that , to date, the changeover had been seamless. “The four day collection cycle is going to avoid so much confusion for residents and the systems put in will streamline everything and make the district a cleaner and more efficient recyclers.”
If you have any queries please call MDC on 01621 854477.