Councils Sunday 22 January 2017
Sheffield Town Hall. Councillors agreed to terminate the Veolia contract Picture Shahid Khan: Shutterstock 19 January 2017

Sheffield councillors vote to end 35-year Veolia contract

Councillors in Sheffield have voted in favour of a motion to pursue an early end to 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 ...

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