Ward secures Derby City Council skip hire and waste contract

Derbyshire-based metal and waste recycling specialist, Ward, has been awarded a two-year skip hire and waste disposal contract with Derby City Council, with an option to extend for a further two years. 

Derby City Council was looking to appoint a single service provider to manage and dispose of the waste generated through its various Council functions and operations. The seven-figure contract was handed to Ward following a competitive tender process and will see the waste and recycling specialist provide commercial skip hire, hazardous waste disposal and recycling solutions across the city. 

As a local business with multiple metal recycling and waste processing facilities in the Midlands and impressive sustainability credentials, Ward will deliver the contract from its material processing sites at Chesterfield, Ilkeston and Swadlincote.

Tracy Bryan, Senior Commercial Manager at Ward, says:

“This is another great local win for the team and builds on our success from securing the Derbyshire County Council contract earlier this year. 

It further demonstrates the demand for our one-stop waste management strategy comprising skip hire, hazardous waste disposal and recycling solutions. We’re committed to supporting all of our customers in responsibly reducing their carbon footprint and minimising waste to landfill and we’re really pleased to bring Derby City Council on board.”

The first phase will see Ward provide daily services to Derby Homes’ waste transfer station including Roll on Roll off and skip deliveries and collections. Other areas that will form part of the contract include Derby Arena, Derby Live outdoor events, markets and other ‘ad-hoc’ skip and waste management requirements.

Cllr Mick Barker, the Cabinet Member for Governance at Derby City Council, said:

“Throughout our range of activities within the city of Derby, we require a range flexible and responsive solutions to waste management and, as a well-established local business, Ward’s tender submissions were successful in meeting our requirements.” 

A multi-award winning, independent fourth generation family business, Ward strives to be at the forefront of the bulk metal recycling and waste industry. An ISO accredited business, Ward has also recently been awarded a position on the ESPO framework for Hazardous Waste and Specialist Waste Services, offering public sector customers access to a range of pre-approved service providers. 

Ward provides safe, reliable and responsible handling of waste including metals, wood, plastic, soils, aggregates, food, textiles, glass and mixed materials. For more information on Ward’s metal recycling and waste management capabilities visit www.ward.com.