In the area of waste management, contracts are traditionally awarded to collect waste across a geographical area. As part of this contract there is a charge for emptying a bin on an agreed schedule. There are also usually extra charges for bin weight over a certain level.
During 2015 Circular Economy gained significant momentum across the globe which we see continuing through 2016 and beyond. Combined with Smart technologies, the Internet of Things and big data, we see 2016 as being a year that we come to see as a major moment in the shift to smart and more sustainable waste management.
Every few weeks there seems to be a new story in the media about a Local Authority considering or planning changes to their waste services model – either to insource or to outsource.