Contractor plans to clean up Dales

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An environmental service business is celebrating after being awarded the waste and recycling contract for the Derbyshire Dales.

Serco hopes to improve the service to Matlock after being given the contract by Derbyshire Dales District Council.

Following a competitive tender process, Serco’s proposal to deliver waste and recycling services has been judged the best value for money approach to meet the needs and aspirations of Derbyshire Dales and its residents.

With a total contract value of over £20million over an initial eight year term, Serco will also be working with the district council to help increase recycling rates and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

Further information on the council’s waste policies is available by going online to www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/waste