Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
The ever-expanding Commercial Waste service provided by local business Mick George Ltd has yet another prestigious partnership to be proud of, having landed an agreement with Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service that will see the Waste Management specialists serve each of the emergency services’ fourteen operating locations (including their headquarters) across the county.
The switch to a localised service, from one which has historically been awarded to national brands, represents the strong unity that exists within a thriving cross-county, business community at present.
More than 550 firefighters, officers, control operatives and support staff function 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year, from each of the respective Fire, Crewing or Retained Stations, and as such generate considerable waste.
The 12-month agreement consists of 35 containers located across the various premises with scheduled weekly or fortnightly collections of general and recycled materials.
One of the principle factors in the decision to award Mick George Ltd the contract was their ability to provide a sustainable and fully auditable zero to landfill waste management solution from the outset, fulfilling the Fire Services’ commitment to improving its environmental influence.
In addition, MGRL’s competitive pricing during the robust tender process, positively stood out from competition, a factor that was particularly apparent in recently achieving enrolment on the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) 379_17 Waste and Recycling Framework.
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is responsible for effective firefighting across all areas served by Central Bedfordshire Council, Bedford Borough Council and Luton Borough Council, covering approximately 123,500 hectares, helping to protect a growing population of more than 620,000 inhabitants.
The iconic Yellow’ bins that Mick George Ltd provide are becoming an increasingly popular site throughout the county’s high-streets and prominent business locations. Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue is not the first emergency service authority to partner with Mick George Ltd either. Last year, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service also switched providers, and more recently Cambridgeshire Constabulary was also added to the list of lucrative clients.
Kelly Hinkley, Facilities Supervisor at Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘’We are looking forward to working with Mick George Ltd. The switch not only offered cost and efficiency savings to the Fire and Rescue Service but also means we are working with our collaborative partners, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service and Cambridgeshire Constabulary. Mick George Ltd also assist us in fulfilling our commitment to improving our environmental impact.’’
Abigail Johnson, Head of Waste at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’Much like ourselves, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has a duty to provide the community with a service to the highest of standards. We are immensely proud to be connected with yet another reputable local authority.’’
Johnson Continued: ‘’It shows just how much our commercial waste provision has developed in a short space of time, viewed upon as a dependable and quality service that those within our operating areas are keen to utilise.’’