Residual waste services contract

Guidance for public sector organisations on how to access and use the collaborative contract.

Who can access: all public sector
Contract status: live
Dates of contract: 2 October 2017 to 1 October 2022
Category: Utilities - national


This is a collaborative contract, not a framework agreement, therefore there is no facility for public bodies to call-off or run mini competitions.

If you wish to participate in the contract you must contact the Scottish Materials Brokerage Service directly (see details below for obtaining further information).

What is in scope

This contract provides a solution for the treatment of residual waste up to, and beyond, the ban on biodegradable waste being sent to landfill which comes in force on 1 January 2021.

The contract provides for transfer, transport, treatment and disposal for residual municipal solid waste (excluding separately collected asbestos and hazardous waste) with transfer station and haulage options.

Residual waste, commonly known as 'black bin waste', is the material which remains once all reasonably practicable efforts to extract and recover re-usable and recyclable materials have taken place.

Who can use this

This contract can be used by:

  • central government
  • fire
  • health
  • local authorities
  • police
  • universities and colleges
  • third sector
  • other public bodies

Note: It is the responsibility of any buying organisation wishing to use the framework agreement to satisfy itself that it is eligible to do so.

Entitlement can be established from the terms of the OJEU advert and guidance on this can be found in annex A of our guidance on framework agreements.


The benefits of this contract include:

  • a solution up to, and beyond, the ban on biodegradable waste being sent to landfill which comes in force on 1 January 2021
  • robust price review mechanisms which make use of open book costing and have the ability to accurately reflect the impact of market changes

  • sustainability benefits embedded in the contract including but not limited to Modern Apprentices, graduate placements, community enhancement and education support initiatives


Avondale Environmental Ltd

Further information


For more information on the scope of this collaborative contract and the participation process, contact the Scottish Materials Brokerage Service at:

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