Decision details

The Treatment of Residual Waste from 2025

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes


The council is currently reliant on landfill for the disposal of a significant quantity of the residual waste collected from households in Lancashire. Our existing landfill contract ends in 2025.


The Waste service is seeking approval to procure a 15 year contract for the thermal treatment of Lancashire's residual waste from 2025, providing a better environmental solution for the county and potentially reducing costs. The contract would commence in April 2025 and may result in the private sector development of new waste treatment infrastructure within or outside of Lancashire, the utilisation of existing infrastructure nationally, or both.


The estimated value of the contract is in the region of £40m per annum.


This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order No. C19 have been complied with.



The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.


Date of decision: 12/03/2020

Effective from: 18/03/2020