“East and North Hertfordshire councils will seek to begin procurement a joint waste collection contract this autumn, as part of a move to save £700,000 annually. In December 2014, the councils agreed to a proposal to develop a business case for a joint waste collection and street cleansing service. . .
the preferred option – a joint contract involving a joint client team and integration of existing infrastructure – could achieve revenue savings of £707,000 per annum. This would amount to savings of around £494,000 to NHDC and £213,000 to EHC.”
This is a pilot initiative that will inform future co-ordination of such services among clusters of the 10 district and borough councils in Hertfordshire, with guidance from the Herts. Waste Partnership.
At its meeting on 29th July 2017, the HWP was unable to reach agreement on a proposal by the officers for a study toward forming a Joint Waste Authority to manage all waste services across the county. Whilst this limits what can be accomplished, initiatives at the local (district/borough) level will proceed to enable cost savings and increased rates of re-use, composting and recycling. (article)