Description of the goods or services required
Walsall Council is seeking a suitably qualified, resourced and experienced contractor for the supply of skips/receptacles/containers, collection, transport and reclaiming of textiles collected via the Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) which are operated under contract by SUEZ.
The HWRCs are located at;
Fryers Rd, Bloxwich, Walsall WS2 7LZ
Merchants Way, Aldridge, Walsall WS9 8SW
The Council is seeking quotes for the collection, treatment and recovery of approximately 120 tonnes of textiles per annum. The amount of material recovered at each HWRC varies, therefore neither minimum nor maximum quantities can be guaranteed.
The successful bidder will provide suitable containers (bins/skips/receptacles) for the Textile waste stream, to be sited at both HWRC’s from the 1st of April 2020. The containers will need to be emptied/replaced at appropriate frequencies to ensure they are meeting demand without exceeding capacity. NOTE: The incumbent contractor currently has 6 textile receptacles located at each of the 2 HWRC sites.
Each container must be appropriately liveried/signed to illustrate what can and cannot be deposited within them.
The Council requires bidders to, as a minimum, accept the following items as textile waste:
Clothing – all items of clothing with no exceptions
Footwear – all items of paired footwear with no exceptions
Accessories – handbags, purses, wallets, belts, hats, gloves, scarves etc.
Household – all household linen, bed sheets, curtains, nets, towels, cloths etc.