Middlesbrough Council - Cost Reduction on Refuse Service


Middlesbrough Council is a dense urban authority serving just over 60,000 households. Middlesbrough Council successfully deployed WM Design optimisation technology to develop a new set of weekly rounds reducing the number of fully crewed RCVs from 10 to 9. The savings achieved were 10% of direct costs equivalent to £150,000 per year savings. Similar reductions in mileage and CO2 emissions were also achieved.

“From their introduction the new rounds operated successfully. This was particularly noteworthy as the introduction of these new rounds coincided with a move to a 4 day week.”  Ken Sherwood, Waste Policy and Performance Manager, Middlesbrough Council.