28 May 2019
St Albans BID joined forces with local waste company KP Waste in a partnership that improves recycling rates and boost the local economy, saving businesses in St Albans money on their commercial waste costs.
St Albans BID (Business Improvement District) worked with Eunomia and HUBBUB to procure a collaborative commercial waste contract. After consultation with 6 possible suppliers and a rigorous procurement process, KP Waste were appointed as the successful supplier to deliver a high quality, low cost waste collection service for businesses in the city.
St Albans BID began work in summer 2017 to understand the challenges of bins, waste and recycling in a medieval city with all the needs of a modern commercial centre. 92% of businesses felt the St Albans streetscene influenced their business and 42% have experienced issues with the reliability of their waste collection services. In October 2018 the search began for a contractor to offer a high-quality commercial waste and recycling collection across the city. The BID aims to introduce significant improvements for the benefit of its levy payers. As well as delivering cost savings, this partnership improves the reliability and frequency of collections in the area, increases recycling rates and improves the local street scene.
The contract was designed such that the greater the number of levy payers that sign up, the more they will save. As the contract attracts more customers, the waste collector’s service will become more efficient and, under the contract rules, the savings will be passed back to businesses. Annual price increases will be limited over the lifetime of the contract.
Kevin Hill from KP Waste said:
“We are the leading independent waste and recycling collection company in Hertfordshire. After many years working in St Albans and with all our recycling sites less than 3 miles outside of St Albans we are delighted to partner with St Albans businesses in this way. No waste collected under this contract will be going to landfill and we look forward to improving the businesses’ recycling streams too to pass savings back to the businesses. This kind of contract offers the best value for the businesses and we know we can deliver the service and quality that they expect.”