Decision details

Approval of Capital Spend for vehicles for waste, recycling, and street cleansing contract

Decision Maker: Strategic Director for the Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Funding requirement for Authority Financed Assets for waste, recycling and street cleansing contract



That the Strategic Director of Environment, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Public Realm instructs the waste, recycling and street cleansing contractor to procure new street cleansing vehicles on behalf of the Council, at a total one-off capital cost of £1.153m, to be funded from borrowing.


Reasons for the decision:

The decision will allow the Contractor to deliver their proposed street cleansing solution in a way that garners the greatest financial benefit to the Council and delivers the services with the minimum possible carbon emissions possible bearing in mind the current market for such assets.



Alternative options considered:

Option 1 – To not approve the capital requirement for the purchase of the Authority Financed Assets. This is not the recommended option. Without approval for purchase the Contractor’s street cleansing solution could not be enacted without recourse to hired vehicles, the costs of which would over time be greater than the purchase cost and would be passed through to the Council.


Option 2 - To approve the capital requirement to enable the services to be delivered. Should approval be granted the capital budgets will be adjusted as necessary through the quarterly capital reporting framework, per the Finance comments to this report. The annual financing costs and associated capital budgets will need to be considered as part of the Council’s MTFS Strategy in the relevant year.


Publication date: 24/07/2023

Date of decision: 21/07/2023

Effective from: 28/07/2023

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