Council Talks Garbage

Goodniwndi Regional Council has today awarded contracts for the collection of kerbside waste and the management of its Goondiwindi landfill.JJ Richards waste

JJ Richards has won both tenders.

The current Council contracts expire on 31 December 2017 and had to be re-designed to include a kerbside recycling service and make changes to the way that the landfill is managed to ensure greater compliance with Department of Environment and Heritage requirements.

Mayor Councillor Graeme Scheu says the contract for Kerbside Collections and Roadside bins was sought by three tenderers and was won by JJ Richards Pty Ltd.

“They currently service all neighbouring Queensland Councils. The tender will see a kerbside recycling service commence in July 2018 following an extensive education and preparation program. This service is expected to extend the life of the existing landfill by at least 10 years.”

The contract to manage the Goondiwindi Landfill was also won by JJ Richards Pty Ltd after submissions from five tenderers were considered.

The Mayor says Council looked at recycling in 2010 when the community said that they did not want to commence a service, largely due to the costs.

“That has changed now in that we need to have a service to do all we can to save space in our landfills as the cost of starting a new dump today is simply prohibitive.”

“In the end Council accepted the lowest price for each tender and also the best scoring tender representing the most advantageous proposal to Council even after including the local economy considerations.”

The Mayor also thanked the unsuccessful tenderers who participated in the process.

“Particularly the incumbent contractors who have provided good service to Council and Goondiwindi community.”