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DDDC’s rubbish contract with Serco – a Petition

Overflowing DDDC bins (Derby Telegraph)

Photo (c) Derby Telegraph

Petition to Derbyshire Dales District Council

We call on Derbyshire Dales District Council to commission an independent enquiry into Serco's delivery of its 2020 waste contract and impose penalties for non compliance where they are found to be applicable.

We believe this is necessary so that the Council can meet its environmental and climate commitments in the future while representing value for money for tax payers and residents.


Serco has experienced repeated problems in maintaining the level of service that was contracted by DDDC for its waste services. Despite considerable financial and manpower support from the Council they appear to be unable to address fundamental issues of capacity in fulfilling the contract.

We do not believe that more bailouts from the Council will address the fundamental issues involved and we do not regard this as an appropriate use of taxpayers' money. A careful analysis of how the contract was managed, by both Serco and the Council, and how its ongoing failures were communicated to residents, is required. This will reveal the improvements necessary to safeguard the standards that the council has set for itself, both in terms of service provided to taxpayers and in terms of the environment and climate, in both the short and long term.

See this article for more details.

Thank you for your interest but we are no longer running this campaign.