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The innovative bulky waste management of the future

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Coordinator Stockholm Vatten Avfall AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration December 2016 - March 2017
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The aim was to find the right procurement and contractual form in order to provide all residents with equal quality of bulky waste services, to ensure better waste sorting, waste treatment and transportation, and to improve the working environment of the collection staff. The feasibility study resulted in the proposal of division into three different procurements: recycling centres, collection of sortable waste and continuation of the service concession agreement for mixed waste. The project group estimated that this division currently has the best potential to fulfil the goals.

Expected effects and result

The project group estimates that three different types of contracts have a good potential to lead the way to the goals in terms of better service and higher environmental benefits. The effects arising from the procurements are dependent upon decision that will take place during 2017/18. The reason for keeping the service concession contracts for a few more years is to get more time to investigate the change and to ensure the best possible service and quality. The company´s ambition is to strengthen the quality of the offered service before making overall changes.

Planned approach and implementation

The project had the initial ambition to create high level of function and innovation in the contracts. During the feasibility study the position became more practical. However, there are plans to intensify cooperation with the market, property owners and administrations in order to create innovative bulky waste solutions together. Market dialogue with property owners and contractors as well as risk analysis had an important role in the proposal that the study resulted in.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2016-05005

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