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13 April, 2012
THE future looks greener for Winchester businesses after a new waste management scheme was approved.
Winchester Business Improvement District has agreed a deal to provide a single waste removal service for its near 700 members.
Contractors Southern Waste Management has signed on to collect and separate waste from city retailers after months of negotiations.
It is part of a plan to reduce the 19 different contractors currently collecting waste from Winchester shops and businesses, causing an unsightly mix of skips and bins. The BID has been working on the scheme for the past year with partners Meerkat Associates and went through a lengthy tender process with seven offers made.
Executive director Chris Turner said SWM was chosen because of their high-tech recycling facilities which turn waste into fuel pallets.
Speaking at the BID AGM, Prof Turner said: “Our objective is to get all of our members on to this scheme. The bins will be BID branded and will get rid of the multiplicity of bins across the city and the 19 different companies servicing them at the moment. “We wanted a trade waste system that was green and had the possibility of smaller lorries and allow our members to move from black sacks to one European style bin.” He added some businesses might have to see out existing contracts but they would be able to join the BID scheme afterwards.