Case Study: Waste and Recycling Collection Contracts


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As large organisations need to respond to shareholder and customer expectations, mandatory disclosure and demonstrate robust chain of custody, and roadmap for their net zero commitments; contracts need to embed and enable innovation, circular economy principles, human rights due diligence and the ISSB's requirement of Scope 3 disclosure.

Concurrently, Australian waste and recycling systems are governed at a Local or State / Territory Government level, and all differ, making it a very complex environment to navigate.

We have a unique combination of insight and experience; having worked within the waste and recycling industry and local Government on contract delivery, within large organisations managing contracts, and servicing our client base … we understand the Australian system and the details - from circularity principles down to operational requirements on site - and we're not afraid to show it!

Agreements and Contracts should be fit for purpose, fair and based on the technical realities of what is and isn't achievable, so organisations can be comfortable in their commitments.

We have helped clients operating Commercial Office, Logistics and Distribution, Retail and Industrial Sites by:

  • Reviewing and updating existing waste and recycling agreements and scopes to align with organisational targets, current and anticipated ESG requirements
  • Completing circularity gap analysis and embedded principles in scope of services and agreements
  • Helping procurement professionals understand the right level of technical detail to lead their projects, and navigate jargon and detail
  • Completing high level reviews of existing datasets to identify on site opportunity and cost reduction
  • Written Contract KPIs, which are reasonable, bespoke, designed to mitigate many of the issues organisations often face with their waste collection contactors
  • Understand proposed solutions (e.g. new technologies) and their suitability
  • Navigate State and Territory requirements e.g. NSW EPA's ban on compostable packaging, container deposit legislation, and single use plastic bans across jurisdictions
  • Identifying alternative solutions to traditional approaches for reuse, repair and rescue for things like edible food and furniture

We have completed Contracts projects for the ISPT Super Fund, Ventia, The GPT Group and Glad Group.

Nico Grau Molina | Senior Procurement Manager | ISPT Super Fund


“ISPT engaged BC Consulting to review and update our waste and recycling scope across our office and retail property portfolio, to incorporate ISPT's ESG requirements, and introduce circularity principles.

 The waste and recycling scope is a key element of our agreement with waste contractors as it sets the overall expectations while including operational details.

 It was important for us that the scope was updated by a circularity expert with a holistic and strategic perspective. Furthermore, we required the accompanying KPIs to be based on technically and operationally sound considerations for our portfolio, including alignment with our Flag on the Hill target to 2025 - ‘send zero organic waste from our properties to landfill’.

 BC Consulting rapidly understood our requirements, identifying challenges and opportunities and ultimately delivering a refreshed scope, which was successfully incorporated into our new agreements with waste contractors. They created value for ISPT, our investors and their members by bringing best practice into our waste management practices.”