Decision details

Purchase of Bins for Garden Waste Scheme

Decision Maker: Executive Director - Commercialisation (S151)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


We have sought 3 quotes as part of our procurement process and are recommending to purchase 600 bins from MGB Plastics.
These were chosen as they provided the best value of the quotes we received and are the supplier of the bins for our last purchase so we are aware of the quality of the bins from experience.
The quote for the bins is £9,660 which equates to £16.10 per unit plus VAT.

Reasons for the decision:

As part of the garden waste scheme, we require a stock of new bins to maintain subscription levels and to enable us to take on new subscribers, where route capacity allows. We have managed the stock that we have held since our last purchase by rolling out additional capacity at a managed rate during the Covid pandemic. Our stocks of new bins are now depleting and we are seeking to purchase additional bins with the £10,000 budget already built into the capital budget.

Alternative options considered:

Consideration was given to whether we could not purchase bins, however this would mean we could not expand the garden waste subscriber numbers.

Conflict of Interest: None identified

Equalities Issues: None identified

Contact: Charlotte Paine, Environmental Services Manager Email: Email:

Publication date: 21/09/2020

Date of decision: 18/09/2020