The largest value contract ever awarded to Bromley Council has been signed off.

The contracts deliver frontline environment services over an initial eight-year period.

Veolia was given the waste disposal and collection contract and promised that more rubbish will now be diverted away from landfill disposal.

Councillor William Huntington-Thresher said: "Whilst these latest contract agreements are significant, it is also very much business as usual and residents shouldn’t suddenly notice any change in our services.

"I am very pleased that these agreements will help us further improve our waste management performance and divert even more away from expensive landfill disposal options as well as improve our recycling services.

"In addition to these contractors offering a good level of service they also offer excellent value for money for residents."

Veolia described Bromley Council as a "long standing and highly valued client".

The contracts value over a potential 16 year period is in excess of £520 million.

idverde was awarded the contract to manage Bromley’s parks and greenspaces.

Strategic development director for the company, Sarah Hughes- Clarke, said: "As the largest and greenest London borough, we look forward to continuing our commitment to understand, protect, enhance and celebrate the biodiversity of conservation, surveying and habitat management within Bromley, increasing awareness through community engagement with our younger generation."

The final contract was for Glendale, who will look after arboricultural services covering 100,00 trees in the borough’s parks and streets.