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Richard Bell

New waste collection company to be formed in Liverpool

Authorities in Liverpool are set to create a new waste collection company after workers voted in favour of the move.

Enterprise Liverpool Limited (ELL), a joint venture between infrastructure support service firm Amey plc and Liverpool City Council, currently delivers waste collection services in the city, but that contract is due to end in November.

Joe Anderson, the Mayor of Liverpool, said: “I am pleased that the workforce has supported this move, as it gives us the opportunity to introduce a service that the workforce and Council believe in and one in which all parties work together.

“Our overriding aim is to ensure that the city’s residents have an efficient, top quality, high performing refuse and recycling collection service. They want to know that their bins will be collected, when we say we are going to collect them.”

Once formed, council-owned Liverpool Waste Management and Related Services (LATco) would aim to improve cost efficiency and help residents achieve a 55% recycling rate over the next five years.

The mayor continued: “There have been extensive discussions with the unions and workforce and they have given us confidence that the service can be improved, performance and productivity increased and customer satisfaction and expectations met.

“We believe that this is a way in which we can deliver a better, more cost effective and productive service.”

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