In May 2018, Council Waste Operations started a tender process for the design and supply of wheelie bin clips – a strap design to be attached to Council’s recycling wheelie bins to minimise material being lost from bins due to adverse weather conditions.
There was a lot of interest at the tendering stage but in the end, only three companies provided tenders for consideration.
Out of the three tenderers, one did not have a working prototype and was rejected.
The next phase was evaluation and completion of a review of all clip designs submitted.
This was followed by a two month trial with a sample of residents to participate and give their feedback on the three selected options.
Public testers found the SafeWaste clip easiest and most effective to use.
Council contractors similarly found it easiest to use for operational purposes and for health and safety reasons.
SafeWaste was awarded the contract through the tender and trial process to develop and distribute 50,000 clips.
More information on our procurement processes and how the Council buys products and services is available on our website, see: Selling your products & services to the Council.