Issue details

Waste Disposal Contract Procurement

Presentation of information on policy changes and project dependencies resulting in a proposed extension to the waste disposal contract interim arrangements and provide an update on the procurement strategy for approval by Cabinet.


An extensive engagement process was conducted in Autumn 2020 to formulate the Resources & Waste Strategy that sets out the future requirements for waste treatment, processing, and the necessary infrastructure to enable delivery of services. An engagement exercise was completed over Spring and Summer 2022 to test market appetite and discuss proposals to aid development of a Waste Procurement Strategy that is deliverable and attracts good competition.


The Procurement Strategy update has been formulated with further assessment and engagement with waste experts, a cross party member reference group, public scrutiny and it has also seen external challenge and review from the Government’s Infrastructure Projects Authority and DEFRA.


Engagement has confirmed that more time is needed to understand the requirements of emerging Government legislation and incorporate the approved changes to the Councils Resource & Waste Strategy that will require investment in the ageing waste infrastructure to ensure future operation 


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure>£500,000 and affects2 or more wards;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/03/2024

Decision due: 9 Apr 2024 by Cabinet

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Culture and Greener Kirklees

Lead director: Service Director - Highways & Streetscene

Department: Culture & Greener Kirklees

Contact: Will Acornley, Head of Operational Services 01484 221000 Email:

Consultation process

A public consultation on the Resources & Waste Strategy took place from October 2020 to January 2021, and the waste markets were consulted from April to May 2022, and the Procurement Strategy incorporates the findings of both these exercises

Members/Officers Involved: Members: Cllr Aafaq Butt - Portfolio Holder Cllr John Taylor - Member Reference Group Cllr Paul Davies - Member Reference Group Cllr Susan Lee-Richards - Member Reference Group Cllr Tim Bamford - Member Reference Group Cllr Charles Greaves - Member Reference Group Cllr Graham Turner - Member Reference Group Officers: Graham West - Service Director - Highways and Streetscene Will Acornley - Head of Operational Services Tristan Fethney - Commercial & Technical Development Manager Nigel Hancock - Programme Manager Marc Ellis - Principalle Lawyer Phil Deighton - Head of Commercial Services Jennifer Hilton - Procurement Strategic Category Manager Martin Dearnley - Head of Risk


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