TJ Waste secure £7.2m contract with Southampton City Council

Southampton City Council (SCC) have awarded a £7.2m contract to TJ Waste & Recycling (TJ) to provide commercial waste disposal services.

The three-year contract will see the commercial services arm of SCC which provides waste management services to local businesses dispose of waste at TJ’s state-of-the-art Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in central Southampton.

SCC is responsible for collecting up to 20,000 tonnes of waste annually from businesses in and around Southampton which will now be taken to TJ for recycling and generation of energy from waste.

The Hampshire-based waste management specialist was selected through a competitive tendering process which scored bidders on environmental performance, contract management, corporate-social responsibility and cost.

David Tyrie, the council’s head of city services said: “The commercial waste services we provide are vital to businesses within our great city and contribute to its future prosperity.

“The growth and success of our commercial services are underpinned by the suppliers we choose to partner with. TJ Waste & Recycling demonstrated through a competitive tender process that they aligned with our high standards to deliver an unbeatable service.”

Luke Haskell, TJ’s general manager said:

“We’re extremely pleased to have established this partnership with Southampton City Council. This contract award is a significant step in our growth as we scale up our innovative, high-performing waste management solutions to an increasing number of business and local authority clients in the South East.

“Southampton businesses that use the council’s commercial waste services will now benefit from access to TJ’s network of MRF’s which will minimise the risk of service disruption and maximise the environmental performance of their waste through recycling and generating energy-from-waste.”

Councillor Steve Leggett, Cabinet Member for Green City & Place, commented:

“We’re working in collaboration with partners to achieve our ambitious Green City Charter commitments. We’re delighted to include TJ Waste, who are now delivering our commercial waste disposal services, in this list of partners. Our Green City Plan clearly defines how we will continue to make best use of our resources, minimise waste and ensure we’re recycling as much as we can.

“We are committed to improving waste collection services and maximising recycling opportunities to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. We can only achieve this through a comprehensive investment programme to improve waste management.

“Our vision is to create a cleaner, greener, healthier and more sustainable city. We have set ourselves ambitious, challenging goals to ensure that we all reduce our impact on the local environment. This new contract highlights that we are working with partners that share our vision, together we can ensure that Southampton is a better place for present and future generations.”

TJ’s Environment Agency-licensed MRFs, located in Southampton, Portsmouth and Yapton are capable of accepting over 200,000 tonnes of waste from commercial waste producers. TJ provides waste collection and management services to 3,000 organisations across Southern England.

This contract accompanies a £1.5m contract awarded to TJ in 2017 by VIVID, Hampshire’s largest provider of affordable homes, to collect and recycle their trade waste.

Find out more about TJ Waste, the services they offer and read some case studies detailing other commercial waste management contracts TJ manages.

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Luke Haskell
9 November 2020