August 20th, 2012

Cornwall will count the cost of contracting out

By Bert Biscoe

 

Cornwall may be a geographically peripheral region, but it has a world-competitive brand as a richly endowed visitor destination and produces inventive, creative brains and ideas. We have also been innovators in business – Cornish miners pioneered the global mobility of skilled labour – and the former Council’s decision to run waste disposal through a company that made it profitable was a wise one. County Environmental Services (CES), the Council-owned, arms-length company that functioned as Cornwall’s waste disposal service, had really only just begun to show what it was capable of when the decision was taken to contract waste management out to SITA.

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