SUEZ Recycling and Recovery Pty Ltd has been awarded a $600,000 contract with Mackay Regional Council in North Queensland.
The organisation will look after the councils’s waste haulage and landfill services contract at its Paget Transfer Station and Hogan’s Pocket Landfill.
The council said the seven-year-and-eight-month contract is an $87,000 saving in the first year from the previous contract.
Infrastructure and Services Committee chair Cr Karen May said there were significant benefits in a sole operator looking after council’s waste management process.
“The appointment of a single contractor means there is no passing of the buck and they are responsible for managing all operations and delivering the service on time and on budget,” she said.
“The Paget Waste Transfer Station is a critical service that handles 92 per cent of the total waste sent to Hogan’s Pocket Landfill annually and processes 71 per cent of the total annual customer transactions.”
“If our waste services aren’t delivered seamlessly it can cause serious disruption to the community.”
As part of the contract, SUEZ must also meet key performance indicators set by the council.
Incredable Ltd, the not-for-profit organisation, will continue to operate the Resource Recovery Facility and the Tip Shop located adjacent to the transfer station.
Suez will begin operations at the Paget Waste Transfer Station from November 1, 2017.