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Collection and Sale of Household Goods through a Social Enterprise

Published: 14/12/2018

Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve the advertising of a single competitive tender for the bulky waste collection service and the deconstruction service when it meets later this month.

The Council currently has an agreement with a local social enterprise for collecting and handling bulky waste items in the County.

Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Streetscene and Countryside, Councillor Carolyn Thomas, said:

"Under current financial rules, the Council must tender this work to ensure best value, even if the provider chosen is a charitable or third sector organisation.

“To ensure that we obtain the best social value as well as value for money, we are asking that the procurement process to be ring fenced to all capable and suitable social enterprises.”

Welsh Government’s Waste Collections Blueprint recommends Local Authorities provide a service for the collection of these materials, which should be provided in a way that maximises their value.