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The Dunedin City Council announced in a press release this evening that Waste Management Limited had won the contract after a competitive procurement process.
The contract has a value of $20.6 million over an eight-year period, which saves ratepayers more than $500,000 over the term of the contract.
Workers at council-owned Delta were told of the news this afternoon.
It was not yet known how many staff will be affected.
The council's acting general manager infrastructure and networks, Richard Saunders, said it would work with Waste Management to see if there were opportunities for some Delta landfill staff to be redeployed.
Mr Saunders said the new contract would bring a wide range of benefits to Dunedin residents.
"Waste Management is a specialist in this field and the largest provider of waste services in New Zealand.
"Dunedin will benefit from the technical expertise and resources that can be accessed through their wider network.''
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