08 October 2015

Resource and Waste Management experts from Burges Salmon have advised the Isle of Wight Council on its new long term integrated waste management contract with Amey.

The Isle of Wight Council has entered into a 25-year private finance initiative (PFI) style agreement with Amey for the collection, treatment and disposal of the island’s waste to replace its original PFI deal with Biffa, which expires at the end of October.

The contract will deliver savings on the current cost of the waste collection service, increase the amount of recycling undertaken on the Isle of Wight and also reduce how much waste households on the island send for landfill.

The Burges Salmon team, led by partner Nick Churchward, advised the Isle of Wight Council on all legal aspects of the deal.

Nick said: “This marks the culmination of several years' hard work by the Council and successful bidder Amey. The new collection services that begin from 1 November 2015 will see the start of a long term relationship between the Council, Amey and the Islanders that will I’m sure create a lasting legacy for the Island.”

Isle of Wight Council Executive member for sustainability and organisational change, Councillor Luisa Hillard, said: 'With complex contracts like this it was important that we had trustworthy legal advice and guidance throughout the negotiations.

'As the Executive member responsible for the waste contract I am mindful that this will be one of my legacies to the Island. I am therefore grateful that the officers and professional advisors who have carried out the work on this have demonstrated vision and an appreciation of sustainability, which reassures me that this contract will remain fit-for-purpose for the full term of 25 years.'

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Nick Churchward

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