Decision details

(R&E) Extension of the contract for the provision of Household Waste Recycling Centre management service for Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The decision is to extend the Joint HWRC management service contract by 2 years to end in October 2023.






Date of Decision:


14 April 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)


Tom Smith,

Assistant Director, Community Safety and Street Scene


Specific Delegation:

(If any)



Brief Description of Decision:



1.    That the current joint Barnsley / Doncaster/ Rotherham Household Waste Recycling Centres managed services contract by be extended by two years.


2.    That during the extension period, the Assistant Director - Community Safety and Street Scene undertakes a full options appraisal in order to determine the best option for future service provision of Household Waste Recycling Centres in Rotherham, including an assessment of in-house provision, with the report be completed by March 2022.

Reasons for the Decision:


Extension of the current contract to its maximum permitted term length to expire at end October 2023 will allow for both the impacts of COVID-19 and the Resource and Waste Strategy on a subsequent service to be fully understood by Rotherham (and its fellow Councils as party to the current contract) before attempting to either re-procure or implement an alternative service delivery model.


Details of alternative options considered and rejected:



Bring the existing service in-house for Rotherham


Establish a Local Authority Trading Company

Set up a local authority trading company (LATCo) to deliver the service.


Allow the current contract to terminate in October 2021 and re-procure in the market.


Where the decision is made under specific delegation from a decision making body, the names of any member of the relevant body who has declared a conflict of interest in relation to the decision and name of the body granting the specific delegation and the date when it did so:


No conflicts of interest

Background Papers:


The report of the Strategic Director – Regeneration and Environment - Household Waste Recycling Centres – Contract Extension



I certify that this is a true record of the decision regarding the extension of the contract for Household Waste Recycling Centres.



Signed by the Decision Maker  


Dated:          15 April 2021

Name:          Tom Smith            

Job Title:     Assistant Director, Community Safety and Street Scene



Publication date: 15/04/2021

Date of decision: 14/04/2021

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