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A SAD DAY FOR CORNWALL

Monday 16th.October 2006

WITH FAR REACHING CONSEQUENCES

CORNWALL COUNTY COUNCIL EXECUTIVES HAVE SIGNED CONTRACT WITH SITA

From CCC Website

A Great Deal for Cornwall!

The Integrated Waste Management contract between Cornwall County Council and SITA has been signed.

This is the culmination of four years' work which began with a Government inspector's approval of the Council's approach in 2002 following a public inquiry. A new company, SITA Cornwall, has been created to deliver the contract.

Cornwall County Council's Chief Executive Sheila Healey said, "We are delighted. This contract will help protect Cornwall's clean green image as well as protecting council tax payers from huge increases."

Over the life of the contract around £150 million will be invested by SITA in upgrading existing waste facilities and developing new ones.

"The transfer of almost all of the 200-plus employees of CES, Cornwall Paper Company, Sid Knowles Waste and Recycle West Country has protected Cornish jobs," said Adam Paynter, Executive Member for Environment and Heritage, "and SITA has adopted a policy of employing local people wherever possible."

Picture shows (L to R) SheilaHealy, Chief Executive, Cornwall County Council, AdamPaynter, Environment & Heritage Portfolio, Cornwall County Council, Louisde Poncheville, SITA UK, DavidWhalley, Leader of Cornwall County Council.     

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