Arun Adds Three Years to Biffa Contract

17th January 2018 – Arun District Council has awarded Biffa’s municipal division a three-year extension to its current three year contract, continuing a contractual relationship that started in 2003.

In 2016, Biffa successfully bid for an initial three year contract which started in February 2017 and runs until early 2020. The extension will take the contract through to 2023, and should achieve six figure annual cost savings over that time.

Biffa’s 133 staff and their 48 vehicles will continue to provide weekly household refuse collections, fortnightly household recycling collections, streets and beach cleansing services, and the popular fortnightly garden waste collection service.

During 2017, the contractor introduced kerbside collections of household WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment), enhanced street cleansing services for regenerated areas, and an extended summer service to keep Arun’s popular beach foreshores even cleaner.

Cost savings delivered through the contract will allow the council to dedicate more resources to promoting recycling and tackling fly-tipping. The contract also enables the retention of the council’s current project officer role, which focuses on educating residents about recycling.

Councillor Paul Wotherspoon, Arun’s cabinet member for neighbourhood services, said: “Biffa is a trusted contractor which has provided the council with a consistent service for many years. Since being awarded the initial contract in November last year, Biffa has worked hard to keep refuse collections on time and our streets clean As a result, the council has extended its contract by a further three years.

“The initial contract period also achieved significant financial annual savings for the council, which have benefitted our finances during a tough economic climate.”

Pete Dickson, commercial director of Biffa’s municipal division, added: “As you’d imagine, we’re very pleased by Arun’s decision to extend our contract. Our long-term relationship owes much to the hard work and professionalism of Biffa’s local team and a mutually-supportive partnership between council and contractor.

“Biffa’s focus will remain firmly fixed on providing quality, efficient and cost-effective services for Arun’s residents.”
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Notes to Editors:

Biffa is a leading UK-based integrated waste management business. The Group operates across the breadth of the waste management value chain, including the collection, treatment, processing and disposal of waste and recyclable materials, as well as related work in the production and sale of energy derived from waste and the sale of recovered commodities such as paper, glass, metals and plastic. Biffa’s customer base for these services includes local authorities (which includes the collection of waste from households), large corporates and SMEs, and purchasers of end-product commodities and energy. Across its operations, the Group managed approximately 3.3mT of waste in Fiscal Year 2017. The Group’s services are organised across four operating divisions: Industrial & Commercial; Municipal; Resource Recovery & Treatment (RR&T); and Energy. In Fiscal Year 2017, the Group’s total revenue was £990.4 million and its Underlying EBITDA was £137.7 million. Biffa was successfully admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange’s main market for listed securities in October 2016 under the ticker “BIFF”.

For further media information on Biffa’s municipal division, contact:
Blair Drummond, PR consultant for Biffa’s municipal division

Tel (m): 07798 686 217
Email: blair.drummond@btopenworld.com

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