The West London Waste Authority has shortlisted four bidders for its rubbish handling contract.
As part of the deal the winning firm would take over three waste transfer stations, and treat up to 300,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste per year. It would also take charge of transport and for by-products such as energy, biofuel and any recyclable materials.
Cory Environmental, SITA UK, Viridor Waste Management, and a consortium of E.ON Energy, Tata Chemicals Europe and Grundon Waste Management are in the running. They will submit detailed proposals soon, with two final bidders selected on the basis of those, and a contract awarded in spring 2013, to take effect in April 2015.