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Ubico close to clean sweep of Gloucestershire

Ubico is in line to take over the contract to collect waste in Gloucester after sealing an extension to do the same in Stroud.

Gloucester City Council's overview and scrutiny committee will next week discuss a proposal to hand the delivery to Ubico.

Urbaser Balfour Beatty, who took over the contract from Amey at the start of the year, are also in contention but Ubico is the preferred option in a council report.

After the committee debates the proposals, it will go to the cabinet for approval.

If Gloucester does opt for Ubico, it would mean the company provides waste services across the county.

The deal with Stroud District Council to offer refuse, recycling, food and garden waste collections alongside other environmental services such as street cleaning and grounds maintenance has been extended for five years.

It has also taken over the grounds maintenance at Stratford Park.

Council leader Councillor Doina Cornell said: "As part of our four-year focus in our Corporate Delivery Plan our aim is to reduce household waste going to residual treatment through cost-effective recycling.

"The environment committee recognised that Ubico offers value for money and was particularly glowing about its response to the pandemic."

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