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Sheffield councillors vote to end 35-year Veolia contract

Councillors in Sheffield have voted in favour of a motion to end the city council’s 35-year waste services contract with Veolia from April 2018, with a view to securing a ‘new and improved’ contract. At a meeting of the cabinet at Sheffield Town Hall last night, councillors voted to end the PFI arrangement, which was ...

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News that Sheffield city council is to vote on scrapping its 35-year waste deal with Veolia this month will disconcert some of the major players in the UK waste sector – but the move is not wholly unexpected. Indeed, Sheffield...

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