Procurement Programme


MRWA works in partnership with private sector suppliers to deliver waste management services to the residents of Merseyside.

Our major service areas and private sector partners are:

Waste Management and Recycling Contract: enables MRWA to manage and recycle Municipal Waste which has been collected by the District Councils of Merseyside under their own Refuse Collection and Street Cleansing Contracts. See Waste Collection and Hazardous Waste for more information.

This contract also enables us to provide 13 Household Waste Recycling Centres in the Merseyside area specifically for residents to take their own waste for disposal or to be recycled. See Household Waste Recycling Centres and Asbestos Services for more information.

The above contract is held by Veolia Environmental Services who were appointed on 1 June 2009.

Landfill Contracts: These Contracts enable the Authority to safely dispose of waste not suitable for recycling in the Waste Management and Recycling Contract.

The Authority has three landfill contracts, provided by Waste Recycling Group, SITA UK Ltd and Mersey Waste Holdings Ltd.

Resource Recovery Contract: contract awarded in December 2013. The winning bid from the SITA UK-led group includes a high efficiency Energy from Waste facility with Combined Heat and Power at the Wilton International site in Teesside creating around 50 new permanent jobs, and a new rail hub for the transportation of waste at the existing Potter Group Rail Freight Terminal at Kirkby in Knowsley on Merseyside, creating around 25 new permanent jobs.

The energy-from-waste facility will also be able to provide heat to local businesses, with the capacity to deliver 190 tonnes of steam an hour to neighbouring industrial businesses via a district heating system.

This solution will enable the Merseyside and Halton Waste Partnership to divert more than 92% of its residual waste from landfill, while also generating the equivalent electricity to power thousands of homes.