JJ Richards association with Southern Downs Regional Council is over.
JJ Richards association with Southern Downs Regional Council is over. Contributed

Council awards new contract for waste

A NEW era of waste collection in the Southern Downs is on the horizon as Cleanaway Pty Ltd will take over domestic waste collection and bulk haulage services in the coming months.

Southern Downs Regional Council and Cleanaway are finalising a new contract that will deliver domestic waste and recycling collection and processing services for the region.

SDRC awarded the contract after undertaking a comprehensive market sounding and open tender process in late 2018.

Council's director infrastructure services Graham O'Byrne said the new contract brings to a close SDRC's long association with waste contractor JJ Richards that has served as the region's waste and bulk haulage contractor for over a decade.

"JJ Richards has serviced and supported our community well through a range of activities, and council thanks them for their service to our region.

"As with every tender, SDRC sought to procure services that represented value for money, would provide excellent customer service and would deliver solutions to waste collection and recycling processing.”

SDRC will provide further details on the new domestic waste collection and bulk haulage services once council and Cleanaway have finalised commercial arrangements.

For more information on waste collection services and waste transfer stations across the Southern Downs, call SDRC on 1300 697 372 or visit sdrc.qld.gov.au.

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