SITA UK has successfully secured the key waste services contract for the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG). The deal was awarded by the London Organising Committee on 22 March but the details of the agreement are still unavailable.
According to LOCOG, the scope for logistical management is immense with approximately 15,000 athletes, more than 20,000 media, 70,000 volunteers and approximately 100,000 workers involved including contractors, alongside millions of ticket holders taking part in 19 days of competition, across 34 competition venues for the Olympic Games and 11 days of competition across 21 competition venues for the Paralympic Games. This underpins the need for a significant resource to meet the catering, cleaning and waste requirements.
LOCOG's chief executive, Paul Deighton, said: "The work done by our catering, cleaning and waste contractors will be largely unsung by many, but is vital and everyone in the organising committee recognise their vital role in delivering the Games. This is a massive piece of project management, but with these companies on board we are well set to deliver Games that the country can be proud of."
The multi-million pound contract entails supplying waste services for around 40 venues for the duration of the game